On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Fergal Moran wrote:
>> I cut my teeth on debian (2.2R4) over the weekend on an old HP Netserver (it has an integrated HP Surestore DAT which I was hoping to use for backups). The install was fine but I had to recompile a new kernel (2.4.9) to get support for the DAT drive but I am having trouble installing it. I notice that debian put its default kernel in / rather than in /boot (I have /boot on a separate partition) which confused me a bit as all the other distros I am familiar with put it in /boot - so I put my new kernel in / just to be sure (it's a bzImage if that makes a difference) I added the relevant bits to lilo.conf - ran /sbin/lilo which added the new kernel without complaining. I then rebooted and at the LILO prompt - selected my new kernel but it hung after
>> Loading Linux..................
>> The old kernel still boots fine. LILO is on the MBR if that's relevant.
>> What's the story?
two things strike me. Our system always has them in /boot and a link to
/boot in / .
If you're on debian you might want to look at make-kpkg. With it you
configure your kernel using
make config or
make menuconfig or
make-kpkg --revision=1 kernel_image
This puts a .deb in /usr/src and you can then do
dpkg -i your_new_kernel.deb
It's *very* handy, in particular if you have multiple debian machines to
deal with all with same kernel.
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