having successfully recompiled the kernel once. i took another attempt to customize it so i could have a more lighter kernel...and probably either removed some modules or did some similar misconfiguration in the kernel....without a backup.
so now i have a kernel image that boots up till a certain point and then the last line's last part is
<code>/sbin/modprobe something (not a module now) abnormal exit.</code>
the last words are of the form abnormal exit. but there doesn't seem to be a clear indication of the module name or if its something else
there are a huge number of drivers that i'd never ever would be using...
now what i intend to do is...
1. overwrite the kernel image with someone's 184.108.40.206 kernel image...specifically from the VL 5.8 SOHO RC2 or later.
1a. alternatively can we dump the image from a VL live cd? which version would be ideal...bare minimum. which all paths' contents have to be overwritten?
2. learn to backup the kernel...learn to have multiple kernels...any howto links that are atleast VL/slackware specific?
3. find out a way to enlist all the driver modules that are actually being used for my hardware. so i know what i need.
the problem is where do i find a kernel image?....if i can do it from the live cd...its good...but there aren't anybody else in my locality who are using it....anyone that i know of