Re: Compilling Kernel 2.4.25 on Debian 2.0r3
Roberto Sanchez wrote:
Federico Petronio wrote:
Hi, maybe somebody can help me in this:
I recently compiled the 2.4.25 linux kernel (downloaded from
kernel.org) on Debian Woody 2.0r3 (kernel 2.4) (all from stable
branch) because I need support for some SCSI controller that is not
build on the 2.4 stable kernel (2.4.18-1).
Everything works well if I put all I need on the kernel, but if I try
to use modules, I find some problems:
- The initrd image could not be read correctly ("cramfs: bad
magic" is the message I get)
- "The System.map file is not appropriate to the kernel" claims
- I get "unresolve symbol" messages when I try to insert modules.
I guess all this could be caused by incompatibility between the
kernel and the rest of the utilities needed for compilation, initrd
generation, etc. Is this possible? Or I should look for other
How did you build your kernel? Did you build and install the initial
ramdisk (if necessary) for your new kernel?
The usual (as far as I know) way.
Then mkinitrd -o <initrd.img> /lib/modules/<new_modules_dir>
After that I copied the System.map and initrd.img to the /boot dir.
Finally I boot using grub.
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