Need help soon, cannot boot linux!!
I think I have badly messed up my mandrake linux kernel. I would like ot retrive the files stored there since ihavent taken a back in sometime. Please Help!
I was trying to get madwifi to install the required driver for my atheros wireless card
Here is hte page I was looking at
and this is what I did
* urpmi gcc cvs sharutils
* cd /usr/src/linux
* make clean; make xconfig
and simply save the file upon entry to .config (the default) and quit, then
* make KERNELRELEASE=$(uname -r) MODULEPATH=/lib/modules/$(uname -r)
* make modules KERNELRELEASE=$(uname -r) MODULEPATH=/lib/modules/$(uname -r)
I think my kernel was 188.8.131.52-12mdk or something like that!
Anyway, my computer has a windows and linux partition. When I boot the computer it refuses to boot linux, also I have an extra option there now saying 268-12 or something like that!
So I booted from both options. The default linux boot and the new kernel option.
It pretends to do something, then restarts itself
So nothing really happens, it doesn't seem to get to booting linux at all.
On the other hand hte windows boots fine, which is why I can write these mesgs!
What do you suggest I try?
Is all my linux lost now? Is there anyway I can retrieve my files and stuff?
I am starting a new thread in the hope that more people will read it and suggest something!