Booting a custom kernel in a new file system
I am using OpenSuSE 9 (the kernel is 188.8.131.52-1.1). I had to make a custom kernel.So,I did the following after reading from various places:
1.make gconfig (then i customized the kernel using various options)
2.make (the bzImage was formed)
3.then I transfered this BzImage to /boot directory
4.Then I opened menu.lst file of GRUB and added title and kernel=/boot/bzImage (I did not mention anything about initrd)
After this,I rebooted and loaded the new kernel successfully !
Now the new challenge is to make a separate filesystem for this custom kernel. I tried fdisk, but it told there is no space. Then I thought to make a partition using loopback device.I made an ext3 filesystem and mounted it on /mnt/point1 .But, after I reboot,this filesystem vanished ! I was told that it was due to temporary mount.Then I tried editing /etc/fstab file and after this,I made filesystem again and rebooted. My system crashed due to it.It told it could not find such filesystem !
Please tell me what to do now.I want a new filesys for my custom kernel