[PlanetCCRMA] Kernel Source rpms.

Mark Knecht markknecht@attbi.com
Sat Dec 7 19:59:01 2002

   OK - Hold your horses!! I seem to have things working. I don't like
the solutions at all. Not a bit. And one time it hung shutting down,
which I also don't like, but I do have a little life.

1) I'm using your kernel, but I have duplicated entries in my fstab

LABEL=/                 /                       ext2    defaults       
1 1
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620 
0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults       
0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults       
0 0
/dev/hde7               /store                  ext2    defaults       
0 0
/dev/hda7               /store                  ext2    defaults       
0 0
/dev/hde6               swap                    swap    defaults       
0 0
/dev/hda6               swap                    swap    defaults       
0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto   
noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660
noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

  This solution actually does seem to work, for both the swap file (more
in a second) and for my /store directory. God forbid something decides
to change the names of my drives again.

2) I made a mistake (one of many) when I told you the hde6 entry for the
swap didn't work. I was looking at the output of the 'df -a' command,
and I didn't see the swap file. Finally I noticed that it wasn't there
for the standard kernel either, so I went and looked at 'top', which
showed that it is loaded.

   The downside of this is that I suffer error message both booting up
and shutting down.I could just edit fstab when changing kernels. That's
not too difficult, but I'll leave it this way for now.

3) I'm now trying to get the sound installed. alsaconf did find the card
when running your kernel. It does not find it when running the RH
kernel. Maybe this is expected. So be it...at least it's found.

   More later, I'm sure, but I am makign some headway finally.

   Thanks for sticking with me! 


On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 19:21, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > 1) On the page about recompiling the kernel
> > 
> > http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/recompilekernel.html
> > 
> > there are some instructions for patching /etc/apt/sources.list. I did
> > that, but when I try and run the apt-get command on that page it tells
> > me it can't find the source.
> I'll have to check this... it should work... Downloading the rpm was the
> right choice. 
> > 2) Just above that I finally realized there was a link to the RPM file,
> > so I downloaded it, but it seems to be a kernel for ALL versions of RH.
> > (7.2/7.3/8.0) Is this correct? It's the same source RPM for all three?
> Same for all versions. I try to keep my sanity by minimizing the number
> of things I have to mantain :-)
> > 3) In your email to Pato you have a series of steps:
> > 
> > - copy the i686 configuration file you want to change:
> >   cp configs/kernel-2.4.19-i686.config .config
> > - do a "make xconfig", unselect the "preemptible kernel" option, I
> > think   it is in the processor section. 
> > - save the configuration and quite the configurator
> > 
> > To get this to work, I had to do a 'cd' up from the configs directory.
> > Also, did you intend the copied file to be '.config' for some specific
> > reason? I would have though MY_COPY.config, but I know nothing of build
> > RPMs and building kernels.
> This is part of the "building the kernel" process, ".config" is the
> default name that the configure process will look for, maybe there is a
> way to change the name but I don't know of any. 
> > 4) When you tell me to save quit the configurator, what name do I chose
> > for the save? Just anything I want? I presume that these changes are
> > going somewhere in the main directory, make in Makefile or something?
> The changes are saved to the ".config" file. You cannot select a name (I
> think). 
> After that and if you want to recreate the binary rpms you have to copy
> the .config file to the appropriately named configuration file in the
> /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES directory (not back to the configs directory
> because that will be erased and repopulated with what is in the SOURCES
> directory when you start rebuilding the kernel). Also, you should
> probably select the i686 configuration file, you could select athlon but
> I have never tried it, I just distribute a i686 kernel only (to avoid
> building more kernels than necessary :-)
> -- Fernando