Rebuilding x86_64 kernel

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gulikoza
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Rebuilding x86_64 kernel

Post by gulikoza » 2007/05/06 20:35:09

Hi,

I've been trying to rebuild the Centos5 kernel, which for some mysterious reason does not include the vesa framebuffer support. After battling with SRPMs and rebuilding the source tree (ah, what wonderful times when a kernel source was a just a rpm or even a tar.gz) and rebuilding the damn thing, it won't boot. Apparently it is missing the public key from the modules (I've skipped rebuilding the modules - I thought I'd save a few hours, since I took the 2.6.18-8.1.3 source and config and just enabled vesafb). Is there any chance to rebuild the Centos5 kernel as it is in the RPM?

Lenard
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Rebuilding x86_64 kernel

Post by Lenard » 2007/05/07 00:34:39

You really really need to build the modules or the kernel will just not work. Since the kernel is configured you can go back to where the kernel source is and as root and run: make rpm

The binary rpm package should found be in the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64 directory.

gulikoza
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Re: Rebuilding x86_64 kernel

Post by gulikoza » 2007/05/07 05:19:23

I've disabled signature checking, works like a charm :-P

Lenard
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Re: Rebuilding x86_64 kernel

Post by Lenard » 2007/05/07 13:11:51

Good I'm glad to hear this.

Just wondering what graphics interface do you have which needed the vesafb module??

gulikoza
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Re: Rebuilding x86_64 kernel

Post by gulikoza » 2007/05/07 22:08:21

I don't run X on my servers and working with 80x25 console on a 19" monitor is just pain :-D

Lenard
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Re: Rebuilding x86_64 kernel

Post by Lenard » 2007/05/08 10:21:00

How true!!!!! Even when not in a GUI myself the screens are high resolution (vga=773 at least) on my systems also.

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