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Re: next up: trying to build/boot a 2.6.0-test[x] kernel



** Reply to message from "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday mindspring com> on Thu, 31 Jul 2003 04:46:39 -0400 (EDT)

> On Thu, 31 Jul 2003, Mike Martin wrote:
> 
> > Just to check which one of these worked.
> > 
> > I know just before I upgraded to severn I had major aggro getting
> > stock 2.5/2.6 to boot, but when I built from arjanv's source
> > everything worked. Bizarrely after I installed this kernel, stock
> > kernel source compiled and booted.
> 
> i'm going down that road right now.  if i tried building from stock
> source, neither a 2.6.0-test1 nor a 2.6.0-test2 kernel would boot --
> they would both freeze at the "Freeing unused kernel memory" line.
> 
> downloaded arjan's 2.6.0-test2 kernel source RPM, and built it with
> the i386 config file that came with it (which builds eight bazillion
> modules, but better safe than sorry).  that booted, but i did have
> to go back and build in some things that had been modules (USB,
> mouse, maybe a couple other things).
> 
> right now, i'm in the process of still building with arjan's
> source, but discarding as many modules as i can that i *know*
> i don't need.
> 
> if that still boots, i'll use that working config file on a
> stock kernel source tree, and see what happens.  
> 
> at the very least, i have a working 2.6.0 build that boots,
> and i'm grateful for small mercies.

RH uses different names for the usb drivers from vanilla 2.5/6. One thing to watch for.

jb




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