Keyboard is dead, can't login

Alex delete.this.part.alex.news at attbi.com
Thu Jan 9 14:32:24 PST 2003


In fact I discovered my error by comparing my host's etc files to my 
lfs'.  I figured maybe there was a difference causing my host like lfs 
startup to fail.

I appreciate the help.

Alex




Bill's LFS Login wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Alex wrote:
> 
> 
>>Hello All,
>>
>><snip>
> 
> 
>>3) Use my host's .config file.  When I do this, the compile fails in
>>some SCSI code.
>>
>>3a) Same as above, but disable SCSI.  Now I can type and login, which is
>>good,  but my eth0 device does not go up! This despite the fact that the
>>correct Ethernet card is selected in the menu configuration program.
>>Ultimately I don't want to use my hosts .config as I intend to run a
>>minimal system as a web server on an old machine.
>>
>>I have also tried kernel 2.4.20 with the same results.
>>
>>My host is Red Hat 8.0 running kernel 2.4.18.  My machine is a Dell 8250
>>2.4 GHz with 1GB of memory and a 120gb IDE hard drive.
>>
>>I have searched through the archive to no avail.  I have also looked all
>><snip>
> 
> 
> Hmmm. I think you were close. When you used your RH .config, did you do
> make oldconfig instead of make config? If I undestand correctly, oldconfig
> will accept your settings from the old config (your RH one) and ask you
> about ones for the kernel that are not in that old config. At the end you
> would have a new .config.
> 
> The other thing is that if your RH came that close, maybe you should just
> manually inspect (diff or sdiff or comm the files) and apply the settings
> from your RH to the new .config when you do a make config.
> 
> Trying to save the aggravation of manually making your .config correct
> sometimes cause more havoc.
> 
> Amyway, use your RH config as a model since it did allow you to login.
> Then adjust your new one for the differences in SCSI and NIC.
> 
> HTH
> 
> 
>>Thanks,
>>Alex
>>
>>--
> 
> 
> Bill Maltby
> lfsbill at wlmcs.com
> 


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