Re: requirements for installing a 2.6.0-test kernel....

=?koi8-r?Q?=22?=Andrey Borzenkov=?koi8-r?Q?=22=20?= (
Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:27:58 +0400

Folks, if you want to be on bleeding edge with Mandrake you really
have to read cooker :))

I have put a set of support SRPMs for Mandrake 9.1 on

They currently include initscripts, mkinitrd, module-init-tools and
modultils. I had devfsd and gkrellm as well but now they are
incorporated into mainstream, just fetch them from cooker.

Using these packages I freely switch between 2.4 and 2.6 on the same
Mandrake 9.1 based box. Actually the reason I made them was exactly
this - I needed abililty to work normally on supermount for 2.6 :)

They are fully modules-enabled, actually my config is basically
Mandrake default with obvious 2.6 modifications (I made it more and
more modular with the time), initrd, devfs etc are supported.

module-init-tools will try to build modprobe.conf from your modules.conf and include suitable /etc/modprobe.devfs; also I have
packaged default module aliases.

I really need feedback with them - they work for me but other people
had issues with module autoloading.

I will update them every now and then for new Mandrake packages.



>On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 06:17:07PM +0100, Mark Watts wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Sure - I'm trying it on Mandrake 9.1
>> I've already had fun with the module_init_tools from
>> Basically after doing the ./configure --prefix=/ && make moveold, I was left
>> with a bunch of dangling symlinks in /sbin
>> I've since grabed the src.rpm from here:
>> and that seems to be behaving a bit more (although I haven't rebooted yet :)
>> Everything else is from a standard Mandrake 9.1 install, so I'm using gcc
>> 3.2.2 and associated gubbins.

> I'm also interested (I have a mdk 9.1 installed, too), so please keep us
> informed. I would like to test 2.6, but I have to do real work too, so I
> need the ability to switch back safely to a 2.4 kernel... so if you succeed,
> please share! Thanks a lot!

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