Alright, I'm relatively new Linux user and I just spent the evening
rebuilding my Redhat 4.1 kernel (I upgraded to 2.0.30, added sound
support, switched a bunch of stuff over to modules, and enabled auto
module loading). I meticulously followed the directions found in the
kernel HOWTO, the sound HOWTO, the readme that came with the new source
code and all the man pages I could find relating to modules. After a
few attempts, I finally got everything to go smoothly. I renamed the
old image, replaced it with the new kernel and reran lilo I created a
file "rc.modules" which "rc.sysinit" will run if present. "rc.modules"
has two lines:
I then rebooted my machine, selected linux from lilo and happily watched
the new kernel load in its drivers, ... until it displayed the message:
vfs: mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
At that point, everything stopped except for the fact that the screen
will echo keyboard inputs. Like a glutton, I did not edit lilo.conf to
allow me to boot to the old kernel, and I do not have a boot disk on
hand, so I'll have to come up with one somewhere.
Make config, make zImage, make modules, make modules_install, etc. all
Could someone ~please~ help me figure out what I did wrong (besides
being over-confident in the new kernel)? Help is greatly appreciated.