> > If I recompile a new kernel the modules won't load up on starup (depmod
> > -a). Depmod just crashes.
> no messages?
"Finding module dependancies" and a crash : Ctrl-C to cancel.
I've tried opening another tty console to see what is going on, but the
kernel won't let me see anything, errr, that is, it opens a console but the
screen is black and has one blinking cursor on the top left of the screen.
> > Another problem is that libvga doesn't seem to be running correctly on
> > the precompiled kernel, and neither are any other options which need
> > recompiling.
> do you have a framebuffer console selected?
No, but that's not a problem. I've run a framebuffer device alongside libvga
when I had a slightly less powerfull video card and it ran fine. Just make
sure you make the correct mode selection.
> > I've tried installing a new kernel, 2.5.3, but there have been a few
> 2.3.5, I hope!
> > problems during at lilo runtime. Once I got this message : MDA is not
> > supported by your kernel (this was on 2.2.1) , second time round I got
> > VGA mode selection is not supported by your kernel (on the 2.3.5). I
> > think I got everything set up correctly, almost all my hardware is
> > running on the preconfigured RH6 kernel, but I still need to recompile
> > it.
> sounds like you're having configuration problems. the simple way to
> verify a .config is to run "make oldconfig". note that a conf from
> 6.0 (2.2.5) won't work on 2.3.x: some things have changed.
Ok, I can take this and use it. As-a-matter-of-fact its probably what will
fix the problem. I should have checked the change logs too, but I doubt
there's been THAT much change that lilo won't install a kernel.
RedHat 6.0 and Mandrake Linux 6.0 certainly seems to have weirder
configuration files and links and modules setup than 5.2 does, anyone know
if this is true ?