I've been unsuccessful recompiling the 2.6.10 kernel for Fedora Core 3. I've been keeping the general kernel up 2 date using yum and ATrpms. I recently bought a low-end gigabit ethernet card (Linksys EG1032 v2) to add to my linux box as it is operating as a WinXP file-server and a web server. I keep all of the "shared files" for all my other systems on my Linux computer. I trust the file system much more than I trust NTFS. My processor is an Athlon XP 2000+ (32-bit) with the associated AMD chipset that has support for 333MHz DDR memory (PC2700). It has an integrated Realtek 10/100 ethernet controller. The Linksys card is a 32-bit PCI card. Eventually, I hope to move to a 64-bit architecture, but can't afford it right now. The system has 1024MB of PC2700 DDR memory (2 sticks of 512MB). The motherboard is a Giga-byte GA-7VRXP. I don't care much for it, but it's what I'm stuck with. I have the root, boot & swap partitions on the HD on the main IDE controller. The RAID controller (Promise FastTrak) that has 2 80GB HDs in a RAID 0 configuration. I configured linux FC3 using Anaconda and the disk manager supplied. I have 2 partitions on the boot HD (ext3 filesystems), 1 swap partition and the RAID 0 array was configured as an lvm2 array. I've compiled the kernel several times and it couldn't find the kernel because (apparently) the ext3 was not compiled into the base kernel (not as a module). Then, it complained about the LVM and couldn't find the filesystem on it. I tried to go into edit mode and could not mount it (the /dev/mapper directory was not present). So, can someone offer me some help what definitely needs to be present in the kernel (and not as a module) with this configuration. Any ideas? The reason I have to do this is because I downloaded a pre-compiled binary for FC3, but you apparently have to patch the kernel to make it work. The generic module with the kernel already there does not work well. I will activate the card and it will "deactivate" on its own.
Thanks for your help,