Re: Compiling a kernel for another machine
On 30 Jan 2001, "Hall Stevenson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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)
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
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