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PPP Support for kernel under slackware

Posted on 1999-09-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Could someone give me location to download kernel with
PPP Support for slackware ?

I Have slackware version 4.0 and when I execute "pppd" it
tells me that my kernel doesn't support ppp or not loaded
to the kernel module.
Question by:oferdav
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Expert Comment

ID: 2078312
I believe you will find that this requires that you recompile the kernel rather than download something more.  In other words, the ppp support you are looking for is already on your hard drive, but not yet part of the kernel. Most linux books have instructions for this and I believe there are "Howto's" but if you don't know how to start to recompile, someone will answer you in this forum.

Accepted Solution

canani earned 200 total points
ID: 2079420
First, read the Linux Kernel HOWTO to learn how to customize the Linux kernel. 

Second, assuming you've installed the kernel source,
'cd /usr/src/linux' and run 'make menuconfig'. When the configurations menu appear, enter 'Network Devices' option and select 'PPP'.

Third, compile and install the new kernel according to the instructions contained in the URL above.

Expert Comment

ID: 2079752
You might also want to run 'make mrproper' before you run 'make menuconfig' ... after you finish with the menuconfig options you will want to run 'make dep' and 'make clean' before you run 'make zImage.'  then you can move your old kenel out of the way in the "/" directory with 'mv vmlinuz vmlinuz.old' and then bring in the new kernel with 'cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage /'

Then, if you are using LILO, you should use a text editor to change the /etc/lilo.conf file -- get rid of "image=/vmlinuz and replace it with "image=/zImage"

RElax.  It sounds harder than it really is.

Expert Comment

ID: 2080851
I wouldn't actually move the original /vmlinuz file. If something goes wrong with the new kernel, your Linux wouldn't boot anymore !!!

After you 'cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage /' ,
edit /etc/lilo.conf and insert another entry for the new kernel. It should look like:

# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
delay = 50
vga = extended
ramdisk = 0      # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section

# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /zImage
  root = /dev/hda1
  label = linux
only for checking
image = /vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda1
  label = linuxold
# Linux bootable partition config ends

Good Luck


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