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You ain't a hacker until...

biglig2 (89374) writes | more than 12 years ago

User Journal 0

...you're running the latest kernel ;-)

Download 2.4.16

...you're running the latest kernel ;-)

Download 2.4.16

Thomas Hood sez you then:

mv linux-2.4.16.tar.gz /usr/src
cd /usr/src
tar zxvf linux-2.4.16.tar.gz
mv linux linux-2.4.16
cd linux-2.4.16
cp ../linux-previousversion/.config .config
this copies the current config, as a base for xconfig
make xconfig choose your options

make dep
make bzImage
make modules
sudo mv arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.16
sudo cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.4.16
sudo cp .config /boot/config-2.4.16
sudo make modules_install

Then modify lilo to boot using this image instead of the 2.2.17

Thomas provides the config for 2.4.13ac5 which I base my install on almost entirely, except I change the xircom net crd for the tulip_cb and the pcnet drivers (modular of course)

After compilation, and a brief confusion when I forget to change the symblink to /vmlinuz, I get it on the go.

It chokes when it checks the root system - "The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. . The kernel mailing list suggests this is because devfs has been compiled in and it is trying to automount /dev. devfs=nomount passed to the new kernel does the biz.

All works but no PCMCIA. Perhaps I need the modules. Worth a try, though, is my discovery that i can apt-get 2.4.16 . No, try that and theres a load of crap about intird that I don't understand.

OK, now have 2.4 and 2.2 on the go. Nothing in /lib/modules/2.4 so need to get those.

Redo make modules and make modules_install. Get some, but doesn't load my gold card. Also things like the cs4232 are missing.

Perhaps redo the make xconfig? OK. Poke a t a few things. tulip_cb is now part of tulip in 2.4 so change that. add the cs4232. etc. mak && mak && make && make. copy, vi, lilo, reboot. I'm getting blase, is that a good sign?
  Must be, becaus enot only does it all now work, but the d-link works fine too. The cs4232 deosn't work yet, but wer're getting there. Good chance I can get tpctl and such working so I can examine how the card is configured. Of course, putting the Psion back in my cupboard gives me an impetus to get mwave modem going too.

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