Kernel 2.6.6 difficulties
I realise that whenever a kernel installation problem comes up, forum regulars all scream "READ THE HOWTOS!!!!" "SEARCH GOOGLE", and other such advice. I have done both, and succeded in finding two howto's revent to the 2.6.x kernel. After trying the install twice (once without paying much attention to the help provided with all the kernel options and once paying attention) I have given up and come here. I am currently running RH 9 and the 2.4.20-8 kernel on a box with a combo DVD ROM/ CD-RW drive. I can burn CD's just fine, and was told that to get my DVD drive working, I should upgrade to a 2.6.x kernel. I downloaded the source, unzipped it and ran the make menuconfig utility, and all subsequent commands through make modules_install. Also, mkinitrd returns the error "mkinitrd: no such command." everything else went flawlessly, and i configured lilo to allow me to boot my new 2.6.6 kernel. I select it at bootup and the list of actions sscrolls by (you know, the one with the green writing on the right hand side saying OK) but many lines say "FAILED". I end up with a message that the x server encountered errors, and running the configuration option presented does not help. I am able to use the text login and view files, etc and run the shutdown command. Startx only generates errors. I'm not sure which processes fail at bootup because they scroll by too quickly. Is there a file which stores the bootup messages? Does anyone know what is wrong with my kernel?
PS Sorry for the huge post :?