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    Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    I have never been able to recompile my kernel in RH. Everytime I do, I get a lot of errors; missing files, etc. Even if I use the same configuration I use on the same box for Slackware, I always get a lot of things missing, inluding missing the mouse (?) and after it runs all those checks, I never get to a CLI. It just hangs on "INIT : Id 6 respawning too fast:disabled for 5 minutes" "INIT : Id 5 respawning too fast:disabled for 5 minutes" and so on.
    Does anyone has an idea on what could cause this?

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    hi trickster,
    Merry Christmas buddy!

    okay - onto kernel stuff - redhat keeps its configs in /boot/ - the file is named config-2.4.18-14 for the default one. are there any other errors like gcc or make missing?

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    Sorry for not posting earlier. Just got back from my vacations.

    I did not had any errors while compiling. Everything seemd to compile allright. I did not use the default config, since I wanted to add support for things that don't ome out of the box (ntfs, etc.)
    Anyway, I ended up erasing Red Hat and loadig Slackware. I used the same options I used on RH for kernel compiling (except the mod. that RH does to the kernel.) and it is working very good (except for an issue with the modem :.)
    Anyway, I may try posting again if I decide to give RH another try.

    Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    Did you try the latest RH kernel to see if had support?

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    Yes. I had support for everything. It just wouldn't boot up, staying on the error above.

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    Lemme guess. NVidia drivers?

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    NVidia card, but no driver loaded yet.

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    When does it do this? After the kernel is loaded, or before kudzu loads? By the looks of it, it seems to be a XFree86 prob, since it happening in "init 5". Can you get to a prompt after by doing "Ctrl+Alt+F1" (Or F2-F6)? If so, what are the areas of your /var/log/XFree86.0.log marked with "(EE)"??

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    Re:Compiling Kernel under RH 8

    I can't switch consoles. And it Starts giving errors on Init 6 and goes down to give erros up to Init 1, then back up to Init 6 and so on.

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