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Re: Compiling kernel the Fedora's way

On Sunday 11 February 2007 06:26, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
>On 2/11/07, Akemi Yagi <amyagi gmail com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 10:41:56 +0100, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
>> > Is there any accurate guide on how to compile a Fedora kernel?
>> How about:
>> http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_fedora
>Yeah, I followed this guide.
>The point is that I don't understand that message about grubby and why
>the new rpm kernel removed all my previous kernels (I had two more). I
>could understand that my kernel didn't boot if I did something wrong,
>but I don't understand why the installation deleted all of my linux

Having been bit by this way back in the mists of the dawn of time, I have 
yet to exec a 'make install' OR build an rpm out of installing a new 
kernel since back in 2.2 days.  I'm quite conversant with 
editing /boot/grub/menu.lst or grub.conf, and my own 'makeit' script does 
ALL the required bzImage copying and renaming step by step without ever 
touching grub.conf.  That is _MY_ job and its not open for discussion 
here at the Heskett Ranchette.

So I haven't been bit by that little bit of extremely ill engineered 
tom-foolery in the Makefile since.

I could post my script if anyone is interested.  It also keeps a backup 
copy of the kernel its replacing in case its a recompile of an existing 
one, which makes error recovery quite easily done.

If one insisted that the kernel was part of the rpm database I suppose one 
could try installing it by way of checkinstall, but that, for a project 
as complex as the kernel, would be a long and painfull editing session 
just to get something that you would then do "rpm -Uvh --dbonly 
name-of_kernel-rpm".  But to what avail?  Any kernel version dependant 
stuff you'd want to install would still barf anyway from a version 
miss-match sure as God made little green apples.

Cheers, Gene
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