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Old 09-11-2004, 06:54 AM   #31
vavoem
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I don't have make-kpkg command wich package should i install


aha its in the kernel-package

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Old 09-11-2004, 08:45 AM   #32
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Screen stays black while booting.

O.k. i've compiled the kernel and added the vga and other stuff to the menu.lst
but the screen stays black.

Also when it's done booting i'm in the dark

When i remove the options all is well but no frameoverlay

Ahaaaa!!!
(you might want to edit this in your original post)

In order to get the framebuffer working with a NVIDIA card you should also load rivatnt as a Module.
Leaving it out results in no framebuffer at all.
Compiling it into the kernel results in no longer being able to install your nvidia driver

Finaly it works!!!!

Now for the bootsplash!


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Old 09-12-2004, 09:47 AM   #33
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Well, when I posted this I thought I'd found something that worked.... It does work I guess, but not the framebuffer in all cases. Can you post your details for chipset and what you entered in /boot/grub/menu.lst to get the framebuffer working? I'll edit the original post so that hopefully someone else is not lead down the wrong path.

My desktop has an nforce2 chipset with integrated graphics and what I did in the original post works (including installing the Nvidia drivers).
 
Old 09-12-2004, 11:49 AM   #34
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I installed the testing kernel sources instead of the unstable ones.
And i didn't bother to install the win4lin stuff

In menuconfig i made sure i hade rivatnt driver installed as a loadable module and not compiled into the kernel. hence the M
You need it for the rivafb module wich provides the framebuffer (hence rivafb)

Quote:
Graphics support --->[*] Support for frame buffer devices[*] VESA VGA graphics support[*] VGA
<M> RIVA tnt (or something nvidia like) !!!!! Watch it it's an M not a star!!!!
Console display driver support --->[*] Video mode selection support
<*> Framebuffer Console support[*] Select compiled-in fonts[*] VGA 8x8 font[*] VGA 8x16 font
Logo Configuration --->[*] Debian GNU/Linux Open Use logo (NEW)
And followed your instructions from there on.
I have a geforce ti4200 card

Bootsplash also works now except for the progress bar once i figure out how that works i'll post a howto

Code:
title           Linux, 2.6.7
root            (hd0,0)
kernel         /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.7-mykernelname root=/dev/hda1 ro video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga=788
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.7-mykernelname
savedefault
boot

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Old 09-22-2004, 12:57 PM   #35
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I got this eror: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
 
Old 09-25-2004, 01:51 PM   #36
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Hi everybody, im kinda new in here and to debian, allready im running into problems.

I am trying to build custom 2.6.8 kernel (suing previous 2.4.x atm) and i have had kernel panic twice, returning this error mentioned:
Quote:
Originally posted by Underhill
I got this eror: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
i found some possible solutions from HERE but one i tryed didn't help.

My question would be if its possible to base 2.6.8 .config file on 2.4 working config file (simple copy paste oviously wont work and will breake it).
 
Old 09-26-2004, 06:27 AM   #37
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Quote:
i found some possible solutions from HERE but one i tryed didn't help.
Same here. I'm using SATA btw.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 03:02 PM   #38
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I had a similar problem and it took me a while to find the solution.

Basically, you need to make sure that support for whatever type of device your root partition is mounted on is compiled into the kernel (NOT as a module).

For me, this involved changing some of the IDE drivers from module to built-in. For some reason, the default setting has them as modules.

I can look into the details when I get home from work if it would help anyone.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:48 AM   #39
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I can look into the details when I get home from work if it would help anyone
That would be very much appreciated
 
Old 09-29-2004, 09:26 AM   #40
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The Sections that I changed to built-in are:

ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL Support
ATA and ATAPI Block Devices
Generic PCI bus-master DMA Support
[plus whatever chipset you happen to have]




that should give you an idea of where to look.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 07:55 AM   #41
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What if i have SATA? Shall i enable the SCSI?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 02:02 PM   #42
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Actually, this might help you even more!

http://www.edseek.com/archives/2004/...bian-gnulinux/
 
Old 10-02-2004, 01:02 PM   #43
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a simple stupid question
¿can I just remove the kernel source after a succesful compilation? It uses a lot of disk space and I don't plan to compile it again
thanks
 
Old 10-03-2004, 07:56 AM   #44
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Yes, you can remove the kernel source tree, provided you won't want to compile anything against it (future kernel modules). Also, you don't need to keep it in /usr/src. You can keep the source tree in your /home directory and compile the kernel as a user. Only need to be root to install the kernel, not build it...
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:06 PM   #45
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Looks great and I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the walkthrough.
 
  


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