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title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.25.041116 (recovery mode)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.25.041116 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
The two uppemost items are my old kernel and runs perfectly, the 2.4.25 kernel is the one getting the kernel panic...
I have also checked that the kernel configuration support IDE disks. (ok, I dont know all parameters but it seems ok and the config file was copied from /boot/ into /usr/src/linux and then I ran "make oldconfig")
Any ideas of what can be wrong? All items use the same root=... so it can't be that going wrong, can it? I don't understand the samantics of root (hd0,0), what is this parameter? Can it be the kernel configuration?
Last edited by rickthemick; 11-16-2004 at 07:16 AM.
don't know anything about debian but you have either missed out your new initrd line or you have compiled everything in and have not compiled enough.....so its either a missing line in your grub file or its a mucked up kernel.
2) root (hd0,0) says that hda1 is your /boot partition or because you claim root=/dev/hda1 we know you made / on hda1 and /boot is a sub-folder to it.
grub needs to know where to find the rest of the files. you can have grub files on every linux partition and point to them on different boot ups.
Why do I need a initial ram disk (initrd)?, my default kernel (2.4.27) that I got uses one as can be seen in my menu.lst file (in the first post). I thought that this was need if one uses SCSI disk etc, I removed SCSI support when I did my second (2.4.25) kernel, and thought that this was the reason that I didnt get any initrd line this time...