From: John Praveen <ijpraveen1@ya...> - 2003-05-15 12:34:02
To compile my kernel source, I downloaded the
kernel version 2.4.17(Actually i am using 2.4.18, but
i use now 2.4.17 because if something goes wrong i
could not use linux).
In my /usr/src/linux-2.4.17, I used
mv System.map /boot/System.map-2.4.17
mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.17.img 2.4.17
Then I added the following lines into my
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.17)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.17 ro root=LABEL=/
Everything works fine till here. When I reboot my
system, it stops with
"kernel panic: I have no root and I want to
and the system does not boot.
--- andreasvc@... wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 06:08:46AM -0700, John
> Praveen wrote:
> I ran into the exact same problem. You really have
> to compile your
> own kernel. But this is not that hard and it's
> important to learn
> After you have done this succesfully you can try to
> compile LIRC.
> I don't know the exact reason but it has something
> to do with
> modules and compile-time options.
> You need to obtain the kernel directly from
> http://www.kernel.org. While
> you're at it you can get the latest stable kernel:
> 2.4.20. Unpack the
> sources with:
> tar -xzf kernel-[versiion].tar.gz
> tar -xjf kernel-[versiion].tar.bz2
> now enter:
> cd kernel-[version]
> make menuconfig
> make bzImage
> make modules
> make modules_install
> make install
> [it will probably ask you if you want to run
> Lilo, answer yes]
> after you're system has rebooted check if you're
> running your own kernel
> by entering:
> uname -a
> Hope this helps.
> > Hello,
> > I am new to linux. So I have very limited
> > knowledge. I am using Redhat linux 8 with kernel
> > version 2.4.18-14. I got the source for
> > I am getting problems while configuring lirc.
> > selected the driver configuration as
> > "home brew (16x50 UART compatible serial port)"
> > ran "save configuration & run configure".
> > While running the configure command it says that
> > configure: error: *** you need to have the Linux
> > kernel source installed for this driver.
> > I didnot build my kernel myself. Why have I to
> > build my kernel? Is there any patch to be applied
> > the kernel or anything to be copied into kernel
> > from lirc package?
> > Please give me a suggestion and help me to
> > this problem.
> > Thanks in advance.
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