I happen to run into various problems regarding grub and kernels. I don't really care about the kernel internas. All I want is VMware server in that dedicated root-server.
1.) What is a bzImage vs. vmlinuz?
kaze:~# ls /boot/ System.map-2.6.32-5-amd64 bzImage-22.214.171.124 config-126.96.36.199 initrd.img-2.6.32-5-amd64 System.map-188.8.131.52 bzImage-184.108.40.206 config-220.127.116.11 vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 System.map-18.104.22.168 config-2.6.32-5-amd64 grub
I updated my menu.lst (grub2):
timeout 5 default 0 fallback 1 title 22.214.171.124 kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 root=/dev/sda2 panic=60 noapic acpi=off title 126.96.36.199 kernel (hd0,1)/boot//bzImage-188.8.131.52 root=/dev/sda2 panic=60 noapic acpi=off title 184.108.40.206 kernel (hd0,1)/boot//bzImage-220.127.116.11 root=/dev/sda2 panic=60 noapic acpi=off
That doesn't do well... I think the vmlinuz file is missing initrd or so. Dunno. In fact I don't give too much about kernel boot voodoo as long as it works. update-grub(2) does not work. Does anybody know what magical trick there is to get the 2.6.32-5 booting?
2.) I thought t follow the Deban wiki.. I cannot get header-files for the installed 35.6 or 33.2 kernel in the repositories. I cannot build foreign headers because they will not match the running kernel. So how does one deal with that situtation? I'd prefer not to have to downgrade the kernel.
Thanks for any answers!