2.4 kernel & lilo

Jason Gurtz jason at tommyk.com
Wed Nov 22 14:10:30 PST 2000

> I wanted to compile a 2.4 kernel to go alongside the 2.2 I installed with
> lfs. Okay, so I moved the /usr/src/linux directory...

U should have a /usr/src/linux-2.2.x and /usr/src/linux-2.4.0test10
There should then be a symlink /usr/src/linux pointing to the current kernel
you're running

> ...I renamed System.map in the /boot directory,...

Did you know that U can have a different System.map for each kernel in
/boot, all at the same time?
Read on...

> Then copied the bzImage over
> into /boot,...

I like to name all my kernels in /boot to vmlinuz plus the version number
like this:


Sometimes I also put the date and/or time compiled at the end too.  This is
exactly how u use the mutiple System.maps..  Simply name them the same as
the kernel image it's matched too and it will be used by default.  For


Will be used with the above kernel automaticly!  Just look at dmesg for

> ...added an entry in /etc/lilo.conf identical to the
> 2.2kernel but
> with a different label and image, and reran lilo.

U did good there

> Is this symptomatic of anything in particular?

Not doing one of the above...



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