[Sig] Errata and updates to kernel compile
Mon, 09 Apr 2001 22:59:51 EDT
I made a mistake when I regarding patching the kernel. The simpliest way to
do this is to cp the patch to the /usr/src directory then issue the patch
command (or zcat if the file is still compressed). Placing it elsewhere
will prompt you for the location of /usr/src/linux, I believe you would
have to put in the full path. I tried patching 2.4.2 with 2.4.3 inside the
2.4.2 directory and it asked more for the location of the file. I broke
out and moved the patch up to /usr/src and it work like a charm.
The question arose about where the modules are placed when running make
bzdisk. This should have been an obvious answer for me. The modules are
placed where they always are: /lib/modules/kernelverion. make bzdisk does
not make and/or install the modules. Those are seperate steps.
I will still be looking into how to change the location of where the
modules are installed.
Finally, I ran make oldconfig after applying the patch. It stopped on
three additions requring a N/y/m. After that I ran make clean, make dep,
make bzImage and the rest. Rebooted and now I am at 2.4.3 working fine.
Daniel S. Washko
Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
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