I have redhat 5.2 and wanted to update the kernel to 2.2.2 using the
instructions on Redhats website. I got all the packages I would need to
upgrade before I began with the kernel. I then did the whole make xconfig,
make dep, make clean, make bzImage, make modules, make modules_install. And
copied everything where it needed to go. However when I use the command
"mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.2.2..img 2.2.2" I get the following error.
mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/loop0 as a block device
(maybe `insmod driver'?)
Can't get a loopback device
I have set loopback (under block devices) as no, yes, and module under
xconfig and recompiled everytime and still get this error. If I could go
back to my old kernel I would, but it seems I get errors booting and the old
kernel no longer supports vfat and a lot of other problems. I figure the
only way to get things working again is to get this new kernel working. So
any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.