Anyone recompiled kernel/modules for x86_64?

Ken Johanson fedora at
Tue May 25 21:15:43 UTC 2004

Heres the quick answer/solution when odd modules problems (usually 
caused by previous compiles with varied/buggy modules-source) like I 
described occur:

Instead of running `make clean`, run `make mrproper`. THEN copy the last 
config file to the build directory.

cd /usr/src/linux<vers>
make mrproper
cp /boot/config-2.6.5-1 /usr/src/linux/.config
make oldconfig
make modules
make modules_install
/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358custom.img 2.6.5-1.358custom
make bzImage
cp arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358custom

edit grub.conf adding the 'custom' kernel & initrd, then try to boot to it.

## note that 'custom' suffix must be the same as that defined in file 
Makefile. Also, the last two lines can be sub'd for `make; make install` 
(though some folks prefer the manual kernel copy)

The recommendation to use `make mrproper` comes from the 
/usr/src/linux<VERS>/README file. Conversely, many 'howto' websites dont 
even make mention of it. Goes to show you (and me :-)): RTRM (Read The 
REAL Manual)

Lesson learned.

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