Kernel configuration questions
[diclaimer: I am an Alpha newbie. I know Linux/Debian]
I successfully installed 2.2 on a Alphastation 600 5/266, and tried to
compile a new kernel.
I downloaded the kernel-source-2.2.17 package, and ran the config
script. As I don't want loadable module support (the machine will be
an exposed webserver), I disabled that option. Otherwise I left
everything more or less as it was.
The kernel compiled w/o problems, and I installed it with dpkg.
After a reboot, aboot hung with the line "loading vmlinuz". I tried
booting with vmlinuz.old, and got the Tux logo. However, I got a
kernel panic when the kernel couldn't find the root disk.
Have I missed something really basic? With i386, I've deselected the
IDE controller, with similar results. But I have support for SCSI
The question is: how can a kernel compile lead to an unusable *old*
kernel? Is there some blindingly obvious thing I missed (this is my
first Debian system with SCSI, likewise my first Alpha.)
 what it said exactly is unclear, as I chose to reinstall and try
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