First of all, i am a newbie, but, since i have fairly new hardware i had problems running the etch 2.6.18 vanilla kernel and started to customize it. recompiled it a few times, destroyed the mdr, crashed everything, but, at the end, i have a fully booting/working/serving machine. Now since my kernel has grown quite big i would like to modularize it. here comes the problem:
before this last attempt i have used make-kpkg, following the instruction from
but i have tried the simple make/make install (which did not worked for me) too, before, resulting in an unusable initrd image.
well: yesterday the make-kpkg / dpkg resulted in a perfect build/install, today issuing
fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-teps01 kernel-image kernel-headers
Warning: The file include/linux/version.h exists
The contained UTS_VERSION string:
does not match expectations:
I'll try and recover
exec debian/rules DEBIAN_REVISION=2.6.18-teps01-max_mod-10.00.Custom APPEND_TO_VERSION=-teps01 INITRD=YES kernel-image kernel-headers
parsechangelog/debian: error: badly formatted heading line, at file debian/changelog line 1
i've tried to add a line in /usr/src/linux.etcetera/include/linux/version.h
#define UTS_VERSION 2.6.18-teps01
but nothing changes.
i cant explain why yesterday it worked and today not.
well, the only thing it occurred in the meantime is the removal of vmware (sever, client, mui) and the reinstall of the server only.
also i'd like to know what should i do to uninstall the other kernels i built and i dont need anymore.
any suggestion appreciated.
thanks in advance/sorry for approximate english