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Re: Once I build a modularized kernel to get HPFS, how does thisaffect updates via up2date?



On Tue, 2003-03-11 at 14:22, Dan Devine wrote:
> Just saw this thread, hope you don't mind me dropping in on it.

not at all, thats what a list is for :)

> I've tried to do this with the 2.4.20 kernel too.  In particular, I
> needed support for the "Fuji Finepix-3800" camera and it didn't come
> with the kernels/modules I've been getting from RH.
> 
> When I tried getting the newest kernel and using the "make oldconfig," I
> was prompted for some options that were new and didn't come with the RH
> kernels.  I answered them pretty much as either "module" or "no, don't
> need".
> 
> When completed, the kernel wouldn't boot....all of the stuff (image,
> etc)was there, but it just wasn't any good.

This could be for so many reasons...

> In the end, I ended up modifying the RH kernel source package for
> 2.4.18-24 to add my camera to the USB "oddball" list.
> 
> Any ideas on the easiest route back to the fold?  I'd like to avoid this
> trouble in the future too without having to recompile all my stuff each
> time....

Depends what you mean by 'back to the fold'.  Back to the latest redhat
kernel (when the next one comes out)?  That should be reasonably easy,
you managed to compile the module once already.  Back to 2.4.20?  You'll
probably need to post some more info on what happens when you try and
boot.  But you know what I always say:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

As a side note, sometimes you "can" use a module built for an earlier
kernel in a newer kernel.

HTH,
-- 
Iain Buchanan <iain nospam pcorp com au>
Twenty Percent of Zero is Better than Nothing.
		-- Walt Kelly

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