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Hey.Sorry to bother you.I downloaded 2.6.16.4. Ran make menuconfig,make clean,make bzImage, make modules.make modules_install.Copied bzImage over to /boot along with sys.map but during boot I always get some kind of ...
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    Hey.Sorry to bother you.I downloaded 2.6.16.4.
    Ran make menuconfig,make clean,make bzImage,
    make modules.make modules_install.Copied
    bzImage over to /boot along with sys.map but
    during boot I always get some kind of failed
    error.Let me know if at least these are the right
    steps,or what are your steps.If this is the right
    approach then maybe im leaving out a driver
    or something.Please advise.Thanks.
    Even a better way maybe helpful.

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    It depends on which distro you are using, but did you create the initrd, (initial ramdisk)? Some distros make this for you. Is there a initrd in /boot? Did you check /boot/grub/menu.conf or, if using lilo, /etc/lilo.conf to see if it is edited to point to the initrd?
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    I did make a initrd.I use pclinuxos 9.2 mandrake remake.What are your
    steps that you use ?

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    I've never compiled a new kernel in an RPM based distro as their latest kernel has always been satisfactory for me. I do compile in Slackware sometimes and use Reiserfs. Can you give us an exact error? That would go a long way in getting you the right help.
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    Hi,
    if the kernel version is 2.6.*, you can do like this:
    make xconfig;
    make ; ( here "make" equal to "make modules and make bzImage" in 2.4.* )
    make modules_install ;
    make install ;
    then reboot you system. enjoy it.
    Aafter every command have been executed , you can ran echo $?
    if you get zero , that means the commnad worked properly .
    if you get other number, you should do it again for some error happened.
    Good luck!

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