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I'm running into the following: I wrote a test execution agent on
RH 6.2 (I mention this to explain why such an heterogenuos mix) I have to
be able to mount NetWare volumes from RH 6.2, also I need to publish some
RH 6.2 filesystems using NFS so Solaris and several Linux flavors can see
them. The box that is running RH 6.2 has SCSI hard drives. As you may
know, RH 6.2 kernel is pre 2-2.18 (which is the minimum required by NFS to
act as a NFS server to OS diferent from Linux)
So, I downloaded from kernel.org 2-2.18, 2-3.X and 2-4.X. I
haven't touched that source at all. I'm following the How-To steps. I
tried to recompile the kernel (2-2.18) with SCSI (aic7xxxx), NFS suport
and IPX suport. First, I attempted to add them directly into the kernel.
When I reached "nohup make bzImage &" the make failed. I'm assuming at the
end, because make had already gone through net and scsi.
Then I decided to have these two as modules (scsi, spx) Compilation and
making succeeds, but this kernel doesn't boot. It fails with : kernel
panic: vfs can't mount /root" or something really similar (I generated the
Then I decided to install 7.0 with the same results as above.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Read description
Expected Results: Successful make and loading of the kernel
I used xconfig.
I forgot to add that aic7xxxx and ncp/spx modules fail with "memcpy: symbol not
You might have forgotten to run the lilo program
or even to change the configuration of it.
Having said that, we (Red Hat) have made a 2.2.19 kernel upgrade available
for Red Hat Linux 6.2
Look in the "updates" directory of your local Red Hat Linux ftp mirror...
see http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2001-047.html for more details.
I ran lilo. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to load this new kernel. I'll try
this new kernel, though