More Debian fun

Gene Collins collins at
Wed Apr 12 16:40:16 EDT 2000

Hi Buddy.  dmesg is the command you use to repeat your boot up messages.
 You can redirect the output to a file with the > symbol.  You can also
pipe it through more as in demsg | more.

The file you wanted after the make bzImage command is
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage.  Just copy the file to the linux
file name on your rescue floppy.  Then cd to the floppy directory and
rdev linux /dev/fd0.  Try customizing the kernel again, and see if you
don't have better luck.


>What...I'm still learning--what, is dmesg a command to run that I redirect
>to a text file?
>Actually, I think I must've been doing something else when I told you I
>tried a custom kernel with nearly all the IDE controllers in it. I did
>make config
>make bzImage
>and then cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/compressed/bvmlinux /floppy/linux
>cd /floppy
>rdev linux /dev/fd0
>It didn't boot at all, so I re-made the root disk from the disk I got from
>you. So I don't know if there were more or fewer. (BTW, I did the kernel
>compile on the machine that works.)
>Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV
>Email: davros at
>Voice mail: 877-791-5298
>All opinions are all mine!
>Speakup mailing list
>Speakup at

More information about the Speakup mailing list