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Old 12-27-2003, 04:03 PM   #1
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strange error message when botting up kernel 2.6.0


Hi,

I've followed the instructions on how to install the kernel 2.6.0. I currently have Mandrake 9.2 (kernel 2.4.22-mdk10). I configure the kernel as I think should be best as far as I know, install it, but then I receive some strange error message during boot up of the new kernel.

Here is the error messages that I get during boot-up. Maybe other people are receiving this same error message. If any one knows what could be causing this I would really appreciate some help.

"EBDA is big; kernel setup stack overlaps LILO second stage."


Thanks a lot!
 
Old 12-27-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
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You need to run LILO to install the new kernel you compiled. Boot into your system using a floppy and just run lilo as root.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 05:02 PM   #3
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of course, forgot that little detail :-).
I'm re-compiling now and re-installing, let's see if this wors now. But I think I just might revert back to my old error messaegs. I'll post back with any new error messages I receive. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 12-27-2003, 05:40 PM   #4
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ok, now here's what i do:

make xconfig <configure stuff>
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.0
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.0
/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.0.img 2.6.0
<edit lilo>
lilo

(here's the part of my lilo file in order to boot the new kernel
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.0
label="linux-2.6.0"
root=/dev/hda5
read-only
optional
append="quiet devfs=mount splash=silent hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht"
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.0.img

And then when i try to reboot w/ the new kernel it gives me a blank screen... no error messages at all.. What could be the problem?

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 12-27-2003, 08:44 PM   #5
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You mean...you get a blank screen after you select the operating system, or you don't even get the LILO boot screen?
 
Old 12-27-2003, 11:07 PM   #6
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no i get lilo screen ,then i select my 2.6.0 and BOOM, blank screen.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 11:33 PM   #7
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wait awhile after the blank screen because i had the same problem and i waited and it put me at the gdm login screen after awhile but it didn't show the boot up part or if you tell lilo to use vga=normal i also was using mandrake 9.2 an that worked for me
 
Old 12-28-2003, 09:47 AM   #8
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i've already tried the vga=normal trick but it doesn't fix it, I still get the blank screen. ANd I've alerady tried waiting for a while but nothing happens...

It's pretty strange since it was at least loading with some errors before, but now not even that.

ANy help could be appreciated. COuld that have something to do w/ some incorrect configuration that I chose or is it more of a lilo configuration problem?

Thanks!
 
  


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