Re: 2.4.21 not compiling
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin McKinley" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 3:26 AM
Subject: Re: 2.4.21 not compiling
> On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 21:44:07 +1000
> "SYNeR" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > After I let this compile run, I checked / , and saw that the kernel had
> > not in fact been updated like it was supposed to (before, it installed
> > to / for me, then pointed the vmlinuz to the new kernel, and vmlinuz.old
> > to the old kernel all automatically)...'
> > What am I missing here?
> No way to tell.
> Before you reboot, make sure you have a boot floppy/CD that you can use if
> you screw up lilo!
> Does /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage exist? How about
> /usr/src/linux/System.map? If they do the kernel was created.
> Does /lib/modules/2.4.21 exist, and does it contain modules? If so "make
> modules" and "make modules_install" must have worked.
> Does /boot/vmlinuz have a time stamp that indicates it is your new kernel?
> If all of these look ok, try running /sbin/lilo again.
> If not try again, but not all in one step.
> Move /usr/src/.config to another name, then do "make mrproper", then move
> your config back to /usr/src/.config.
> Then do "make dep".
> When you do "make bzImage" redirect the output to a file:
> make bzImage 2>&1 /usr/src/make.messages
> After the compile finishes, examine make.messages to see if you have
> indications the kernel didn't build properly. (Hint: Asterisks are bad.
> asterisks are worse.) It's common to have lots of compiler warnings; they
> aren't good, but they're usually finger-wagging at the programmer(s)
> than serious issues.
> If you don't see big trouble in make.messages don't worry about modules
> modules_install; if you didn't nuke /lib/modules/2.4.21 they're still
> Do "make install 2>&1 /usr/src/make.messages"; examine make.messages as
> before. If you don't see any problems check /boot/vmlinuz and /vmlinuz
> If they're OK you should be ready to reboot.
> By the time you figure out why the process didn't work the first time
> you'll understand the basic kernel build/install process (maybe you
> do). Now try The Debian Way:
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Thanks for your help. It seems my kernel was created, but not installed
like it had previously with 2.4.20. Later I'll try booting up with this new
kernel and see how it