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Re: Compiling a kernel for another machine

On 30 Jan 2001, "Hall Stevenson" <hallstevenson@mindspring.com> wrote:

> > I have this worry about all those bits I marked as Modules,
> > though. I guess I have to copy those too, hmm? From where
> > to where? Is there anything else I should worry about?
> I think most people will suggest you use the "make-kpkg" utility. It
> will create a "*.deb" file which you can copy to the laptop.

Ahh! I never even thought of that! Its obvious though - what I'm 
doing is dsitributing (even if it is only about 3' away) a kernel, so 
I need to package it. Cool.

> Then just
> "dpkg --install kernel-package-custom.deb" and it will install things
> where they need to go.

Thanks, both to you, and the others who suggested the same (sort of) 
thing :-)

So I've been there, done that, installed the package. Great. Now it 
says it can't find the serial module. Serial module? I don't remember 
even seeing an option for that. It seems kerneld is looking in 
/etc/modules for the list of modules to load at startup, where, sure 
enough, it lists serial as one which it should load, and no it isn't 
in /lib/modules/<any directory>/<my kernel version>. This is the 
first time I've had a play with kerneld, and it seems to have gone 
wrong :-( Does anyone have any clues as to what I've missed?

Debian 2.1r4 (kernel v2.0.39); XFree86 3.3.6
If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.
(Lewis Carroll, 'Alice in Wonderland')

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