I need help recompiling the kernel.
I am using Redhat 6.2 with kernel 2.2.14. I thought it sounds not bad
to make a kernel
which only support the hardwares that I have.
I followed instructions in the README file in /usr/src/linux. This is
what I did.
make xconfig, make dep, make clean, make zImage ,
make modules, make modules_install
However, LILO was saying the new zImage "is too big", although is much
than the previous one.
Anyway I tried to reboot the new kernel. I got thousands of lines of
rubbish message like
"unresolved symbol in /lib/modules/xxx...".
I thought I had got new kernel working because the contents in dmesg
changed a lot and
I was no longer informed about nonexisting things like scsi devices.
The new kernel caused two anoying problems. The first is now I got much
free memory. (1 or 2 M,previously I got about 30M).
The second is the IDE led is always on. Is this harmful to the hard