On Sunday 11 February 2007 06:26, Fernando Apesteguía wrote: >On 2/11/07, Akemi Yagi <[email protected]> wrote: >> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 10:41:56 +0100, Fernando Apesteguía wrote: >> > Is there any accurate guide on how to compile a Fedora kernel? >> >> How about: >> >> http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_fedora > >Yeah, I followed this guide. > >The point is that I don't understand that message about grubby and why >the new rpm kernel removed all my previous kernels (I had two more). I >could understand that my kernel didn't boot if I did something wrong, >but I don't understand why the installation deleted all of my linux >entries. > >Cheers Having been bit by this way back in the mists of the dawn of time, I have yet to exec a 'make install' OR build an rpm out of installing a new kernel since back in 2.2 days. I'm quite conversant with editing /boot/grub/menu.lst or grub.conf, and my own 'makeit' script does ALL the required bzImage copying and renaming step by step without ever touching grub.conf. That is _MY_ job and its not open for discussion here at the Heskett Ranchette. So I haven't been bit by that little bit of extremely ill engineered tom-foolery in the Makefile since. I could post my script if anyone is interested. It also keeps a backup copy of the kernel its replacing in case its a recompile of an existing one, which makes error recovery quite easily done. If one insisted that the kernel was part of the rpm database I suppose one could try installing it by way of checkinstall, but that, for a project as complex as the kernel, would be a long and painfull editing session just to get something that you would then do "rpm -Uvh --dbonly name-of_kernel-rpm". But to what avail? Any kernel version dependant stuff you'd want to install would still barf anyway from a version miss-match sure as God made little green apples. -- Cheers, Gene "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above message by Gene Heskett are: Copyright 2007 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.