Hi all !
Beeing sick of things like DOS and Windows, I decided to tabula-rasa my harddisk
and tried to install this Linux-thing (Slackware).
The first problem that appeared was caused by my Adaptec AHA2940 Controller,
which is not supported by this particular version of Linux I bought.
Looking into several Newsgroups and reading some howtos and manpages lead me
to a thing called BOOTDISK, which was said to work with my SCSI-adaptor.
So I FTPed this Bootimage and, indeed, it seemed to properly recognize my
But now there was a second problem: I could only boot my System from this
Bootdisk, but not from Harddisk !
So I asked myself what is the difference between the System on the Bootdisk and
the one on my Harddisk. Another night spent with FAQs, HOWTOs and newsarticles
gave me the answer: THE KERNEL.
Oh dear ! I've got this OS for only three days and what do I need to do ?
Compiling a new Kernel. Ouch !
So I needed another night to work out how to get, install and compile kernel-
So, as usual, the next problem came up:
My computer hangs as I try to compile the Kernel, or GCC (V2.6.2 I think) breaks
with a strange error-message. (Sorry, I was too frustrated to write it down )
I think I made the right preparations: Installing in /usr/src/linux, creating the
necessary links in /usr/include, make config, make dep, make clean ... and after
ten minutes of compiling ... BOOOOOM !
My question now:
What could I've done wrong, is it the kernel's version (1.3.20) or the wrong
compiler, is there something wrong with my hardware ???
Please help me by giving me some hints HOW to find the problem.
Thanks in advace
Thank you for reading this mail !
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