1. Kernal rebuild problem
I have attempted to re-build my kernel to add floppy tape support, and
can't successfully boot the new kernel.
I am rebuilding 0.99.14 by cd'ing to /usr/src and running :
make config (and answering the appropriate questions)
make dep; make clean
and then cp'ing zImage to /vmlinuz (saving the old kernel first !). The
kernel sort-of boots, however none of my fs's are mounted, and it appears
that /etc/rc.local does not execute (and since I have /usr on a separate
filesystem, nothing works !). After a bunch of errors about /usr/* not
found, I get a login prompt, but cannot login, as I am told that I have
to exec from the lowest level shell (although this might be because some
stuff in /usr is missing).
Renaming the old kernel brings the system back to normal. I called the guy
who gave me the Slackware distribution, and after rebuilding the kernel
his rc.local does not execute either (although I believe he said that his
fs's are mounted (I am using EXT2, although I am not sure what fstype he
I am a newbie to Linux, and have attempted to grep through the FAQ's. Does
this problem sound familiar to anyone ? I can post more details, however
since both my friend and I have weird problems after re-building the
kernel, I am wondering if there is something obvious that we are both
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