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Old 27th March 2006, 14:20
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And which file system do you use? Please post your /etc/fstab here.
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Old 27th March 2006, 15:22
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I had already done that in this post

http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...5&postcount=20
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Old 28th March 2006, 11:16
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So you're using ext3, and ext3 is enabled as a module in your kernel.
Did you create a ramdisk or put the ext3 driver into /etc/mkinitrd/modules, as Layn suggested?
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Old 28th March 2006, 12:37
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Ok so I've been following this post now for about 5 days or so i guess. I seem to be having the exact same problem that Flip is. Following your initial instructions back at top, i finished with the same error message as Flip and i noticed as you pointed out falko that the initrd line was missing from /boot/grub/menu.lst So after editing that, i rebooted and got an error of unable to mount root unknown block (3,1) instead of (0,0). So it seems that maybe Layn is correct about the ext3 driver since i also enabled ext3 support in the make menuconfig. So how do I go about adding the ext3 driver into /etc/mkinitrd/modules file? Also, if i followed your instructions exactly falko, would that have created a ramdisk?
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Old 28th March 2006, 20:02
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Quote:
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So how do I go about adding the ext3 driver into /etc/mkinitrd/modules file?
Can you post the output of
Code:
updatedb
locate ext | grep -i "/lib"
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Also, if i followed your instructions exactly falko, would that have created a ramdisk?
Yes, that's right.
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Old 28th March 2006, 20:51
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OMFG I am such a noob
I got the system to boot up fine following your directions, I added ext3 to /etc/mkinitrd/modules. I had noticed from one of your earlier posts that the initrd line was missing from /boot/grub/menu.lst for Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.16 Default. So what i was doing was adding initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.16 to that section for Default and Default (Recovery). Then I just now noticed that /boot/initrd.img-2.6.16 was already on Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.16 a little bit farther down in the file. The difference between the 2 is that the second is not (Default), and they are listed the same way in the boot menu. So i left the initrd line out of the (Default) section, selected that at boot up menu and it loaded up great, version 2.6.16 So I guess I was pointing grub to a different kernel image then i should have?
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Old 31st March 2006, 06:06
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Yes i quite agree...
also if you want to install custom dependincies, just create files(in the apt-get shell directory)that describes the location and the keys of updates... that way when ever you want to update anything you can have the files you want.
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Old 2nd April 2006, 09:11
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Hello,

I tried to update my kernel to 2.6.16.1 yesterday. I have downloaded the kernel to /usr/src and untar'ed it and then finished the menuconfig. When I typed

Code:
/usr/src/linux.2.6.16.1#make-kpkg clean

I get the following error message:

Code:
make:*** No rule to make target `kpkg-clean'. Stop.

Meantime, when I type

Code:
/usr/src/linux.2.6.16.1# fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --revision=custom.1.0 kernel-image-2.6.16.1-custom_1.0.deb

I get the following error message:

Code:
Error: Unknown target kernel-image-2.6.16.1-custom_1.0.deb use --targets to display help on valid targets
I am following your tutorials from the following to update my kernel:
http://www.falkotimme.com/howtos/deb...pile/index.php
http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21

and also from official debian site:
http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge...h08s05.html.en

I did a fresh install of Debian Sarge on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 [didn't do dist-upgrade]. And yes, I have never compiled a kernel before.

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Old 2nd April 2006, 22:45
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Please try to follow this: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21 to the letter. Maybe you made a typo somewhere or some other mistake.
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Old 3rd April 2006, 16:20
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Hi,

thanks for the guide!

I've downloaded the 2.6.16.1 kernel and made the configuration.

Everything seems to work fine until I boot the system with the new kernel. It hangs almost at the end.

I've a Dual Xenon EM64t system. And thats why I want to use this later kernel version, becouse the regualr 2.6.8 em64t smp kernels don't work either.


Anyone with experiences in this?
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