[techtalk] kernel compilation

moebius at ip-solutions.net moebius at ip-solutions.net
Tue Dec 21 13:38:09 EST 1999

Hey Nick,
	From my experience with Mandrake 6.0, There are a lot of fixes
that you will need to get it working without any sort of Internet access.
Broken symbolic links, innitscript problems, etc. I understand they fixed
this in Mandrake 6.1. I'm don't know personally though as I've never gone
back(can't see justifying putting a system out thats not throughly
tested). Anyhow fixing these problems might make a huge effect in what
you're trying to do

Harry Hoffman
Product Systems Specialist
Restaurants Unlimited Inc.
Seattle WA
206 634-3082 ext. 270

On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Nick Green wrote:

> Hey, all.  I'm trying to get my linux machine up and running.  (My first
> time
> ever using linux, so be gentle. ;)  The biggest stumbling block I'm having
> is getting it setup for internet use.  I'm running Mandrake 6.0.  The
> installation
> does not compile ppp, and as a result, I can't get linux to even test the
> modem that I've been able to determine.
> I have gone through and remade my kernel through "make xconfig" and done
> the make dep, make zImage, and make modules.  I want to do 3 things now that
> I don't know how...even though I know that they should be fairly easy things
> to figure
> out...I can't find it spelled out plainly anywhere.  Anyway, I want to:
> 1)  load the kernel onto a floppy so I can make sure linux will boot with
> the new kernal
> 2)  backup the old kernal
> 3)  install the new kernal
> Can anyone spell out in plain language how to do this?
> n.
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