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Hi, I did these steps to install kernel 2.6.18.1 and can't see anyting. Distro : slackware 10.2 here are the steps I did tar -jxvf ****.bz2 mv to /usr/src rm ...
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    New kernel installation boot error


    Hi,

    I did these steps to install kernel 2.6.18.1 and can't see anyting.
    Distro : slackware 10.2


    here are the steps I did

    tar -jxvf ****.bz2
    mv to /usr/src
    rm linux
    ln -s linux-2.6.18.1 linux
    cd linux2.6
    make xconfig
    selected defaults
    make dep
    make bzImage
    make modules
    make modules_install
    cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.1
    cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.18.1
    ln -s /boot/System.map-2.6.18.1 /boot/System.map
    edit lilo.cconf
    new entry is
    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.1
    label=new
    root=/dev/hda9

    lilo -v

    When I boot its blank screen
    starts with
    loading.........
    BIOS data check.....
    and then its blank

    What to do?

    Thanks

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    Configure some drivers for your computer before building the kernel (through xconfig)!

    The commands you are using are for a 2.4 kernel. The 2.6 sequence is

    make xconfig
    make
    make modules_install

    Copy the bzImage as the new kernel, be sure to select at least some drivers for your computer to work
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    Can you tell which drivers?
    I have not changed any setting in menuconfig/xconfig (tried both)


    Just 3 make commands?
    there is no make bzImage?
    make modules

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    Quote Originally Posted by littledrop
    Can you tell which drivers?
    How can someone else know what drivers YOUR PC is going to need?

    think about it

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    "make" replaces "make bzImage" and "make modules"

    lsmod lspci should help you to determine what exactly is in your computer
    dmesg can also help but produces a big output, i would suggest grep for this command
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    Thanks.

    I will try to change some options in xconfig.

    I am new to this and doing it for first time.
    Thats why selected default options as don't know what to change.

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    Hey! the same problem for me! I just want to run squid as transparent proxy and need reconfiguring my kernel...... Tried with 2.4.33.3 and with 2.6.18.1....
    The same silly thing:

    after selecting new kernel boot option in lilo, PC checks BIOS data, says it is succesful and then restarts instead of writing "uncompressing linux" or smth. (Old kernel works OK).... Can't it be a startup configuration problem (for example lilo configuration), but not the kernels problem?

    Why slackware setup does not create kernel configuration file if it is konfiguring kernel on install time (if as You say it is adding appropriate drivers)? or it creates? if yes, so where to find that config (I could use it as base and then add any options I need) ...... or can't it be, that this is at all not a drivers problem, because as I think when installing from CD, default kernel is being copied? (and it works just fine). (You are prompted to select kernel which You would like to have)

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    why are you building the kernel and breaking things at all?

    that is the main question


    slackware has packages for single cpu/dual cpu 2.6 kernels, install those and upgrading in future is simple as pie.

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    output of lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 630 Host (rev 21)
    00:00.1 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
    00:01.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
    00:01.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
    00:01.4 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 02)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
    00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 630/730 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (rev 21)

    out of /proc/cpu
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 8
    model name : Celeron (Coppermine)
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 851.940
    cache size : 128 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse
    bogomips : 1697.38

    why are you building the kernel and breaking things at all?

    that is the main question
    For learning purpose
    doing self study linux certification

    slackware has packages for single cpu/dual cpu 2.6 kernels, install those and upgrading in future is simple as pie.
    From where to get packages?



    This time I changed the processor in xconfig and enabled RAMDisk Image support.
    There is error on boot.

    http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/5011/errorya2.jpg

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    did you create already the initrd you are attempting to load?
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