I am stuck with 8.0 SuSE because *they* decided to cut on the supported MB's for SuSE. My MB ( SuperMicro P3PTDE6) is among the abandoned ones.
So using a 8.2 and later install CD/DVD results in a freeze after kernel loading.
I was able to compile a working 2.4.20 kernel but now I don't know how to install a whole SuSE distribution with it.
I've been searching, and trying, a lot since then. I even tried to adapt "Linux from Scratch", to use apt2rpm (or whatever it's called.. I don't remember), to use remote install INFS and ftp.
The only way seems to replace the kernel inside the CD/DVD and use it. But...
The kernel inside an install CD is non a plain kernel. Its compressed and it seems as if only part of the "linux" file is compressed. The rest seem to be part of the install dialog.
In short.. Anyone knows how to build a working install kit (boot+install kernel) from a suitably compiled kernel?
Both with the 2.4 and the 2.6 kernel.
I hope you are more skilled than the ML/NG's I visited