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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:24 am    Post subject: KC4: Installing new kernel Reply with quote

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KC4: I compiled a new kernel, but my changes aren't taking effect. How do I install my new kernel?

You need to copy your kernel bzImage file from the kernel source tree to your /boot partition (which nearly everyone has). Make sure you are in /usr/src/linux and type this:
mount /boot
mv /boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage.old
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot

now you need to set up grub for the backup kernel. In your /boot/grub/menu.lst put this:
title=Gentoo Linux
root (hd0,5) (or whatever your /boot partition is)
kernel /boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda8 <kernel command line options>

title=Windoze 98 (for a dual boot)
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title=Old Kernel (to load your old kernel in case something goes wrong)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/bzImage.old root=/dev/hda8

then unmount /boot (umount /boot), add any relevant modules to /etc/modules.autoload and reboot, seletcting 'Gentoo Linux' to load your new kernel
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