[WBEL-users] Building a new kernel

Karl-Koenig Koenigsson koenigsson at gmail.com
Tue May 31 01:38:06 CDT 2005

Hm, you mention "make" followed by "make modules_install". That sounds
a bit weak to me and could well be your problem. The regular
incantation for a new kernel is

   make dep && make clean bzImage modules modules_install

Then you need to copy the arch/i386/bzImage file (assuming of course
that you just built yourself an Intel kernel) to /boot with a suitable

"make modules_install" copies all kernel modules from the build tree
to /lib/modules/ and a subdirectory named after the first variables
found in the Makefile -- it is generally a good idea to add something
personal to the EXTRAVERSION variable like -reboant or something to
distinguish it from a proper kernel and to avoid confusion. This
should of course be done _before_ you build your kernel -- if you
didn't then it is back to square one: "make dep && ..."

Then, with your new kernel in /boot and all the modules installed
under /lib/modules are you all set to start massaging your boot
loader. See the docs for which ever you use.

Hope this was what you were looking for, informationwise.

Good luck!

    Karl-Koenig Koenigsson

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