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    need help with 2.6.6 kernel please

    im trying to upgrade from 2.4.20-8 to 2.6.6
    i have all the required dependencies
    but i cant get lilo to accept the initrd-2.6.6.img file
    its kinda late here so i cant give much details but il give more tomorrow
    i tried going though the instructions here and got lost...not much on google or the RH site * im using redhat9*
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    Hmmm.


    I would advise using GRUB as a bootloader instead, but if you are intent on using LILO I'll see what I can do...


    Reinstall LILO. It has to be done after every kernel upgrade. (patches don't count)
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    @ΜĮЙǐЅŦГǻţΩЯ D0pp139an93r's Avatar
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    Oh yeah, just to add, since this is about the 2.6.6 kernel, the YaST kernel configuration utility has to be updated befor it can configure the 2.6.6 kernel, 2.6.5 is all it supports right now.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    Originally posted here by D0pp139an93r
    Oh yeah, just to add, since this is about the 2.6.6 kernel, the YaST kernel configuration utility has to be updated befor it can configure the 2.6.6 kernel, 2.6.5 is all it supports right now.
    Isnt YAST only with SUSE? (Or have I had too much crack today?)
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    Yeah, I thought I mentioned that, I guess not. I just went to 9.1 today.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    ok..been busy but his is everything ive done....
    i went to google and and searched and downloaded the 2.6.6 kernel from kernel.org and i got the sys requirements from http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/799 ...ive done the compiling and untaring and unbziping and now i have the system pat 2.6.6, vmlinuz2.6.6 and initrd2.6.6.img files in my /boot dir....i did rewrite lilo.../sbin/lilo -v -v...it gives me the error "syntax error on line 12 which is the line with initrd2.6.6.img....i dont no if i typed something wrong or what but everything looks normal

    im going to try that YaST upgrade now....and so you know, when i installed RH i just click custom install/everything..so if its on the cd its on my comp if that helps any

    il get back to you if i get anyware
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    still nothing.... it seems that anytime i try to do something with linux..it doesnt go right...took me months to get sound to work....took me a week to install lilo so i could dual boot linux/win98se...im getting very discouraged but im not giving up hope...as soon as summer comes and i start working im buying every single *nix manual from barns and nobel books and downloading every single bit and byte of text their is on *nix....
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    #mount /boot

    make sure you type before copying in the image file and the initrd files. Otherwise you system will not find the kernel image file.
    Don't be encouraged. Kernels and bootloaders can be very tricky, but once you get the hang of it, you'll play with it.

    Do a /sbin/lilo and give the output here.
    Also gimme your /etc/lilo.conf.
    Anyway an initrdfile is not needed for a kernel to boot proper. It's just a surplus.
    Make sure your system boots ok and then try tweak it with splash files and stuff.

    I wrote a tut a while ago on 2.6 kernels. It might help you.

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=251230
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    right now its 10:33pm and im trying to download fredora but im in windows xp home and im quite impressed actualy...no crashes yet and if their is a giltch it bounces back fairly well...*knocks on wood* il get thoes files to u asap but to keep the thread going....id like to know...who all here as tried fredora and how do you like it? ive heard good reviews and bad ones ...just like to know a little information to see if it is worth the 4 hour download per iso *cant find a fast server here *
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    ok the following are my lilo.conf file, lilo output and fstab *might be usefull*, if their is anything else u might need just ask



    *lilo output *

    LILO version 21.4-4, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
    'lba32' extensions Copyright (C) 1999,2000 John Coffman

    Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
    Merging with /boot/boot.b
    Secondary loader: 11 sectors.
    Mapping message file /boot/message
    Message: 46 sectors.
    Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.6
    Setup length is 10 sectors.
    Mapped 2248 sectors.
    Added linux *
    Removed temporary file /boot/map~




    *lilo.conf*

    prompt
    timeout=150
    default=linux
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b
    message=/boot/message


    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.6
    label=linux 2.6.6
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.6.img
    read-only
    append="hdd=ide-scsi root=LABEL=/"

    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8
    label=kernel 2.4.20-8
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
    read-only
    append="hdd=ide-scsi root=LABEL=/"

    other=/dev/hdb1
    label=win98se
    table=/dev/hdb
    map-drive = 0x80
    to = 0x81
    map-drive = 0x81
    to = 0x80


    *fstab*

    LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
    none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/hd-usb auto auto,user 1 2
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
    /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows ntfs defaults 0 0
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