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howtos:slackware_admin:building_the_linux_kernel_using_git_repository [2014/02/15 20:03 (UTC)]
metaschima Updated installkernel script
howtos:slackware_admin:building_the_linux_kernel_using_git_repository [2014/11/26 01:08 (UTC)] (current)
metaschima Added info about VFAT and EFI partitions
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 This option is deprecated in favor of EFI Variable filesystem. It can [[https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/4/16/473|cause data inconsistency issues]] This option is deprecated in favor of EFI Variable filesystem. It can [[https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/4/16/473|cause data inconsistency issues]]
 > **File systems** > **File systems**
-You **MUST** either build-in the driver for the filesystem on which the kernel modules reside **OR** create an initrd, or the kernel will **NOT** boot. +You **MUST** either build-in the driver for the filesystem on which the kernel modules reside **OR** create an initrd, or the kernel will **NOT** boot. You should also build-in the driver for the filesystem on which the kernel itself resides in case it resides on a different filesystem type than the modules e.g. EFI VFAT partition.
->> CD-ROM/DVD Filesystems +
->>> UDF file system support +
-You need this if you plan on reading or writing disks with the UDF filesystem.+
 >> DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems >> DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems
 +>>> MSDOS fs support
 +>>> VFAT (Windows-95) fs support
 +You need these built-in if you use EFI. The kernel will boot if they are modules, but catch22 type situations can easily result.
 >>> NTFS file system support >>> NTFS file system support
 >>> NTFS write support >>> NTFS write support
 You need this if you want to write to NTFS filesystems. You need this if you want to write to NTFS filesystems.
 +>> CD-ROM/DVD Filesystems
 +>>> UDF file system support
 +You need this if you plan on reading or writing disks with the UDF filesystem.
 >>> Miscellaneous filesystems  ---> >>> Miscellaneous filesystems  --->
 >>>> EFI Variable filesystem >>>> EFI Variable filesystem
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 #!/bin/sh #!/bin/sh
 # installs kernel only, this should be run only from the kernel source directory # installs kernel only, this should be run only from the kernel source directory
 +
 +error() # error
 +{
 + echo "ERROR: $1"
 + exit 1
 +}
  
 # make sure we are root # make sure we are root
 if test ~ != '/root' if test ~ != '/root'
 then then
- echo 'ERROR: This script must be run as root' + error 'This script must be run as root'
- exit 1+
 fi fi
  
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  echo 'Kernel installed correctly'  echo 'Kernel installed correctly'
 else else
- echo 'Kernel install failed' + error 'Kernel install failed'
- exit 1+
 fi fi
 if cmp System.map /boot/System.map if cmp System.map /boot/System.map
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  echo 'System.map installed correctly'  echo 'System.map installed correctly'
 else else
- echo 'System.map install failed' + error 'System.map install failed'
- exit 1+
 fi fi
 if cmp .config /boot/config if cmp .config /boot/config
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  echo 'Kernel config installed correctly'  echo 'Kernel config installed correctly'
 else else
- echo 'Kernel config install failed' + error 'Kernel config install failed'
- exit 1+
 fi fi
 if test -d "$bootdir" if test -d "$bootdir"
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  echo 'kernel installed to EFI correctly'  echo 'kernel installed to EFI correctly'
  else  else
- echo 'kernel install to EFI failed' + error 'kernel install to EFI failed'
- exit 1+
  fi  fi
 fi fi
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 exit 0 exit 0
- 
 </file> </file>
 ==== lilo ==== ==== lilo ====

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