[WBEL-users] Upgrading to 2.6.9-42.0.3
fernando.apesteguia at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 03:07:11 CST 2006
On 11/14/06, Vic <whitebox at beer.org.uk> wrote:
> > I did it in the same way (if I'm not wrong...) as I did to update to
> > 2.6.9.-34:
> > - Install the kernel-xxxx.src.rpm
> > - rpmbuild -bp --target=x86_64 kernel-2.6.spec
> > - link the directory created to /usr/src/linux
> > - make config
> > - load the default config file for x86_64
> > - save
> > - make bzImage, modules, modules install,
> > - copy bzImage, make initrd, create entry in grub.conf
> I wouldn't do a simple rebuild like that; instead, just try
> rpmbuild --target=x86_64 --rebuild kernel-xxxx.src.rpm
I just tried to do something I saw a time ago in the list, when I
realized that there was no more kernel-source.rpm packages.
> > It appears to run well, but if I try iwconfig on my eth1, I get:
> > eth1: No such device...
> > With the old kernel everything is fine (now I'm running again the old
> > one...).
> You should check that the appropriate modules are built :-
> rpm -ivh kernel-xxxx.src.rpm
> rpmbuild -bp --target=x86_64 kernel-2.6.spec
> cd /usr/src/whitebox/kernel-2.6.9/linux-*
> make xconfig
> Have a browse around the config tree. If you change anything, you'll need
> to write it back to the SOURCES directory :-
> cp .config /usr/src/whitebox/SOURCES/kernel-2.6.9-x86_64.config
> Then build your kernel
> rpmbuild -ba --target=x86_64 /usr/src/whitebox/SPECS/kernel-2.6.9.spec
> When it's built, install with "rpm -ivh".
Thanks Vic, I'll try it later (now at work :P )
However, I think that this could be a problem with the ipw2200
firmware. With the old kernel, when I physically switch on the
wireless card, the hotplug subsystem, makes an entry in the system log
indicating that the firmware is loaded.
With the new one, I have not that lines. The ipw2200 driver is located
under /lib/modules/kernel/drivers/net/wireless. It is possible that I
need to install the firmware again?
Just to be clear can you point me to a tutorial on how to compile (the
best way I mean) an .EL kernel?
Many thanks for your help
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