Everybody's Favourite, Kernel Recompilation
Posted on 2001-06-06
I have decided to recompile my linux kernel and, unsurprisingley, I'm having trouble. At the moment I am running 2.4.3 with Mandrake 8.0. I tried to recompile 2.4.3 and the image compiled correctly but it wouldn't compile some modules (ethernet drivers). The image would boot, but without the modules it was no use to me. So I decided to give up on that and download 2.4.5. This compiles, modules and all. However when I tried to boot from the image it got as far as
Uncompressing kernel... ok running linux (or something like that)
At this point the computer just hangs. It seems tome like there is nothing wrong with the compile, but maybe I'm not setting it up to boot correctly. Does this sound right? I have tried
#cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz
#cp /usr/src/linux/System.map /boot/System.map
I have also tried,
#installkernel bzImage /usr/src/linux/System.map
Have I missed anything out of this? Is there something moreI need to do to get a new kernel to boot?
Thanks for your time.