'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.