First time compiling a new kernel

Simon Fowler simon at
Mon Jul 8 15:16:09 EST 2002

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 03:06:21PM +1000, Brad Hards wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Jul 2002 14:42, Andreas Bauer wrote:
> > > Tonight, or possibly tomorrow, I will be upgrading my kernel from
> > > 2.4.7-10 to 2.4.18 on my RH7.2 machine.
> > So, I can recommend to grab the kernel sources, do make xconfig (and spend
> > some time there), make dep, make, make bzImage, make modules, make install,
> > make modules_install and finally run lilo or grub.  Be sure you have
> > selected the correct architecture, otherwise your kernel won't boot!  Maybe
> > a boot-disk wouldn't hurt either.
> I think that there is a problem at the "make install" step if you have grub 
> (which I think is the default on RH7.2 - my RH7.2 boxen use it). make install 
> assumes lilo, and won't update grub.conf
As I understand it, make install uses /sbin/installkernel, which
should be a script - that would be the place to make changes to
support grub. I wouldn't be surprised if RH's /sbin/installkernel
already supported grub, actually, if it's the default . . .


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