[PlanetCCRMA] custom kernel compilation problems

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Dec 1 22:32:01 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 21:14, William M. Quarles wrote:
> This question is probably more relevant to the Fedora users' list, but 
> unfortunately my access to that list as a newsgroup on Gmane has gone 
> berzerk, and I'm waiting for them to do something with my report.
> I tried compiling a kernel from the latest Fedora Core 1 kernel-source 
> package.  I ended up with a problem after I rebooted into the new 
> kernel.  Every time that I tried to open a terminal window in Gnome, any 
> user other than root could not get a shell prompt to appear.  Does 
> anybody know of a kernel option that would have something to do with this?

No idea.

The kernel-source-...-.i386.rpm is _not_ the proper source to recreate a
kernel from scratch. It was meant, I think, to include the stuff needed
to build external kernel modules that need access to the kernel headers.
That no longer happens in 2.6.x (there is no kernel-source, headers are
included in the kernel package itself). 

Just like all other packages, kernels in RedHat/Fedora are just that,
packages, and are created by building them from a source package

-- Fernando