I have found that I haven't compiled the kernel with devfs features, then I add
devfs support into kernel core(not as modules) and recompile with the command
provided in the installation guide of gentoo:
make dep && make clean bzImage modules modules_install
After that, I copied the bzImage file to /boot and reboot the machine.
However, I found that it still complain that no devfs is enabled.
Also, after I have installed KDE and XFree86 and try to startx, it complains
that agparts haven't been compiled into the kernel. But I have already compiled
The size of the bzImage haven't been increased but why doesn't those features
umm my guess is you didnt do the kernel copy correctly
please review the steps you took to make sure you really did update the kernel
in the /boot partition correctly
Sorry that I have some typing error in my report...
I mean that the size of bzImage is increased after recompilation but
the features are still haven't enabled.
hmm...I just rename the original bzImage to something say bzImage.1
and then copy the one in /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage to
/boot...This is based on the installation guide of gentoo, although
it is quite different with the one I learnt at school (copy vmlinuz
instead of bzImage for slackware)...
could you post your /boot/grub/menu.lst file as an attachment please ?
and vmlinuz / bzImage doesnt matter what you call them
i rename my kerns to vmlinuz ...
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sorry for my late reply. Here is the file menu.lst
mount /boot && ls -la /boot
output plz ;-)
hope I'm not asking too dumb of stuff here, but this isn't really making sense
so I'm digging
Output of ls -la /boot
linux04 boot # ls -la
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 23 23:30 .
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4096 Sep 7 21:37 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 591023 Sep 7 20:45 System.map
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1339204 Sep 10 21:38 bzImage
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1282550 Sep 6 02:05 bzImage.1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1294462 Sep 6 02:48 bzImage.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1295484 Sep 7 02:05 bzImage.3
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 7 21:48 grub
bzImage.1 to bzImage.3 are the previous backup of the kernel image...
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and here is the /boot/System.map ...
hold up... can you try doing make clean dep && make bzImage modules instead of
what you were doing, because it is better that way... also, the directory info
on /boot shows that the most recent kernel is september 10th, was that the day
when you re-compiled with devfs in?
Have you done a make mrproper?
# cd /usr/src/linux
- save your config file
# cp .config ../config.save
# make mrproper
# mv ../config.save .config
# make menuconfig
- make sure everything is as you want it
# make dep && make bzImage modules && make modules_install
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