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  Author  Subject: Re: Kernel issues

Posted on 07-08-2004 03:25 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Jym Williams Zavada

I hope you kept backup copies of your kernel, modules, and such prior to the
recompile, because you really should go back to them and find out what compile
options are different between your custom kernel and the default RedHat kernel.

The only time you really NEED a custom kernel is if the stock kernel for some
reason doesn't support some hardware on your system. Other than that, you're
doing it to learn, experiment, play, etc., which is definitely NOT something
you want to do on your primary (or only) linux box unless you take significant
backup precautions beforehand (dual-booting, lilo or grub set so you can
choose to boot into old or new kernel, etc.).

You see, without knowing significant amounts of detail about your hardware, and
without knowing the differences between the stock kernel compile options and
your custom kernel options, we would be hard pressed to even begin to tell you
what went wrong with your custom kernel. So again, your best bet is to revert
back to the stock kernel that came with your RedHat system.

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