On Tuesday 30 September 2003 23:58, Eric Becker wrote:
I have some hp pc's that I'm trying to
udpcast. They have broadcom
netxtreme network cards which don't seem to be supported by the default
boot disk, nor by the net-mod.tar.gz secondary floppy.
I followed the directions here
on making a
custom boot disk by compiling my own kernel.
Before doing anything I edited the Makefile and changed the
"extra-version" parameter. I just deleted what was there and put in
"-udpcast". I do a cd /usr/src/linux/2.4.20-20.9. Then I copy the
udpc-config.txt file to this dir and name it .config. Next I do a "make
oldconfig" which runs fine and so does the "make dep". However; when I
do a "make bzImage" it runs for a while and then it stops with errors
regarding devfs? What am I doing wrong?
Could you post the exact error messages?
Also, are you sure that this is an original kernel (as distributed by
). Indeed, the version number (2.4.20-20.9) strikes me
as somewhat odd...
I even tried to download the RPM with a pre-compiled
kernel and its
modules, but I'm unsure what do with it.
Just install it with rpm -i , and then run makeImage
Or, alternatively, use the online image generator at
Can someone please point me in
the right direction? All I need is a boot disk with the Broadcom
drivers that gets me udpcasting.
Not sure whether the necessary module is in the pre-compiled kernel.
If not, try getting kernel sources from ftp.kernel.org
, and compile