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post #11 of 27
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Yes, you no longer need to run: "make dep", "make modules", and "make clean". Just "make" which takes care of most of it now, but still need to run "make modules_install" and "make bzImage". Also you can still run "make install" but I like to do that step myself.
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I noticed that the "make" command actually generates a bzImage file as well. Do we really need to run it again?
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I like to run it to make the image at the very end. Its really up to you. I just know my way has worked for me, so I'll continue to stick to it.
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I like to run it to make the image at the very end. Its really up to you. I just know my way has worked for me, so I'll continue to stick to it.
I hear that. And I am just getting myself a nic...I've been battling with various compilations of 2.6.21.3 for 2 days without progress. I can only guess that my ability to get the onboard working in 2.4.33.3 was either A) an halucination or b) a fluke where a driver for a different network interface saw it briefly. Either seems about as likely at this point, and I won't spend another day spitting and damning at my PC.
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I am not absolutely certain, but I am 99% there, that one of the lines of code here is inadequate for upgrading from a 2.4 kernel to 2.6.21.3. Yu suggested we run
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mv /boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz
When I tried that, I got unbootable kernels. Instead, I ran this:
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cat arch/i386/boot/bzImage > boot/vmlinuz
Is that unnecessarily complex, or am I correct?
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sweet guide hobo. aia've never got round to compiling my own kernel as i thought it would pwn my *nix skills all over but it actually seems kinda easy once you laid it out in a quality faq.

Still don't know if i need to bother rolling my own as arch is plenty fast as is but i should do for the experience.

Which config do you prefer? I'm leaning towards qconfig seeing as im running kde but i suppose it doesn't matter much really.

Oh yeah nerarly forgot rep+ for a damn fine guide(As always)
    
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I usually use gconfig. I think I've tryied qconfig on Slack before and it gave me an error, so I've just always stuck to using gconfig. It doesn't really matter though. They all get the job done.
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Should it not read menu.lst not menu.list? Is it called that in Slackware?
    
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Heh. The only reason I ever compile a kernel anymore is because it's a better memory tester than memtest86. If you start getting "signal 11" errors then your RAM timings are too tight or something doesn't have enough voltage. Or you just got defective RAM
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i can verify these compile directions do work on other *nix's, but it doesn't seem to work on ubuntu...
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