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Old 29th December 2006, 23:45
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Default How To Compile A Kernel - The SuSE Way

'afternoon Falko,

First up, thanks for your article, which I read at:

http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_suse

The article was very clear and easy to follow. However, I had two quick
questions for you, if you have a moment.

My setup is a SuSE 10.0 2.6.13-15-default kernel, running on an AMD64.
I have actually tried SuSE 10.1, but I really disliked the changes that
have been made to SaX; I am building MythTV boxes for friends'
wide-screen TVs, and the 10.1 changes to SaX and make modifying
xorg.conf quite difficult. Anyhow, that's irrelevant for now :-)

When I follow your article with my 10.0 setup, I end up with two
questions:

1) One of the first steps in your article is to modify the find-*kysyms
tools. However, my distro does not have these tools! I have the various
find*.pl and find* files in /usr/lib/rpm, but no *kysyms. So, I ignored
this step, and everything seemed to go fine. Would you expect any
hassles?

2) The RPM build and install all worked fine. However, mkinitrd failed
with a goofy error:
Cannot determine dependencies of module sata_via.\
Is modules.dep up to date?
I have done a bit of Googling for this, but cannot seem to figure out
how to fix it. The end result is that the sata drivers do not seem to
be included in the kernel, since when I boot the new image, I end up
with a failure waiting for device /dev/sda1 to appear. Would you have
any ideas regarding getting modules.dep up to date?

Thanks again,
Tim.
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Old 30th December 2006, 22:48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timbelina
1) One of the first steps in your article is to modify the find-*kysyms
tools. However, my distro does not have these tools! I have the various
find*.pl and find* files in /usr/lib/rpm, but no *kysyms. So, I ignored
this step, and everything seemed to go fine. Would you expect any
hassles?
I wrote the tutorial on SuSE 10.1, so it's possible that this step doesn't have to be done on SuSE 10.0.

Quote:
Originally Posted by timbelina
2) The RPM build and install all worked fine. However, mkinitrd failed
with a goofy error:
Cannot determine dependencies of module sata_via.\
Is modules.dep up to date?
I have done a bit of Googling for this, but cannot seem to figure out
how to fix it. The end result is that the sata drivers do not seem to
be included in the kernel, since when I boot the new image, I end up
with a failure waiting for device /dev/sda1 to appear. Would you have
any ideas regarding getting modules.dep up to date?
What's in /etc/modules?
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