Toby DiPasquale on Sat, 29 Dec 2001 18:10:19 +0100

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Re: [PLUG] kernel compiling woes

Hi Chris,

	With RedHat, you must compile the eth0 and usb drivers as modules
and have them loaded at boot time. If you attempt to compile them in the
kernel, it will work fine until the first time you try to boot without the
NIC plugged in. At that point, it will hang forever, attempting to start
the network interface. Just compile them as modules and load them at boot
time. As far as I know, this is a slight problem with RedHat, not Linux in

<< Tobias DiPasquale >>
-=[ Solaris Systems Administrator ]=-
Villanova University ECE Dept.
-=[ Applications Engineering Consultant ]=-
BCS Solutions, Inc.

On Fri, 28 Dec 2001, LeRoy Cressy wrote:

> When it comes to system hardware I like to compile the hardware directly
> into the kernel in stead of as a module.  Modules I compile only items
> that are used occasionaly.  I donot like to compile anything that is not
> needed into the kernel as either a module or into the kernel.  This
> makes for a faster more efficient system.
> Did you do a "make modules" and a "make modules_install"?
> Also if you compiled your eth0 as a module did you configure the boot
> sequence to automatically load the module on boot?  If not you need to
> run insmod to load the module manually. 
> William Shank wrote:
> > 
> > i'm running RH7.2 on a laptop. I compiled a new 2.4.14 kernel way back when
> > it was newly released. however, I must have screwed up some of the module
> > parameters, because when i boot, it doesn't recognize things like the eth0
> > or usb. i want to keep the rh7.2 kernels, because i know they work (for most
> > things) - so i'd like to compile my new kernel to be module compatible with
> > RH's kernel. however, it appears that i don't have a configuration file with
> > the original settings (i guess i overwrote the original or it newver existed
> > in the first place?).
> > 
> > anyway - i'd like to compile a new kernel but have it be able identical to
> > the standard RH kernel as far as what's compiled in and what's a module.
> > does anyone know where or how i can get the original kernel config file for
> > a RH install?
> > 
> > thanks
> > 
> > chris
> > 
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