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Hello, I've built custom kernels in Debian before, but its been a while. I did manage to compile a new one, and I tried to install it. However, after a ...
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    Kernel building errors


    Hello,
    I've built custom kernels in Debian before, but its been a while. I did manage to compile a new one, and I tried to install it. However, after a dpkg --install, it spit a whole lot of depmod errors: "Unresolved symbol..."! How could this happen if I am building from the kernel source?
    Of special note, I was trying to build a 2.6.8 kernel without DevFS, so I hope that is not the problem.

    Thanks!

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    Well, I haven't tryed it with kernels below 2.6.15 (to disable devFS), but I guess it should be ok, if you installed "udev" prior to compiling the kernel.
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    So does the 2.6 kernel need DevFS? I do have udev installed, so I'm still not sure why I receive those errors on installing the new kernel image.

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    Yes, the default Debian 2.6 kernel (or "kernel-source-2.6.8" from Debian Sarge) do need DevFS enabled, as far as I know.

    If you don't want DevFS use a kernel 2.6.13 or newer.
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    Thanks for the info! I'll compile a 2.6.13 kernel instead.

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