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Old 01-09-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
waellison
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Location: In a dorm right now; Knoxville, TN
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Debian kernel recompilation troubles (2.6.18 and lilo)


I come here because of a rather large problem. I recompiled my kernel (2.6.18-3) today in order to get bootsplash support. The recompile was successful; incorporating the changes into my lilo installation, however, was not. I booted from an Ubuntu LiveCD I had laying around, and took out the section in /etc/lilo.conf that enables the bootsplash (namely the vga and append lines). I'm in Mac OS right now, so I don't have access to my /etc/lilo.conf, but anyway... I rebooted, fairly confident my fix would've ... well ... fixed my Linux installation. Instead, I get dumped out onto a text-mode input and find myself wondering what the heck just happened. I rebooted into Mac OS X and here I am writing this post.

Here are my specifications:
Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz
Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8
Debian Etch 4.0 RC1 (2.6.18-3-686)
Lilo is the bootloader as per the instructions at the Debian Wiki.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
waellison
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Alrighty, I'm in!

I'm chrooted into my Debian install via Ubuntu now, so here comes the contents of my lilo.conf...

-------------------
boot=/dev/sda3
root=/dev/sda3
map=/boot/map
delay=20

default=Linux

image=/vmlinuz
label=Linux
read-only
# restricted
# alias=1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686

image=/vmlinuz.old
label=LinuxOLD
read-only
optional
# restricted
# alias=2
initrd=/initrd.img.old

And here are the contents of my /boot directory...
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 2007-01-02 17:03 boot.0800
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 2007-01-02 17:03 boot.0803
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 2007-01-09 10:22 boot.0810
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 308326 2007-01-09 10:41 coffee.bmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67933 2006-09-13 11:43 config-2.6.17-2-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 71331 2006-12-10 13:50 config-2.6.18-3-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 71379 2007-01-09 11:39 config-2.6.18-debian
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2007-01-02 17:03 debian.bmp -> /boot/sarge.bmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 153720 2007-01-09 10:41 debianlilo.bmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4421189 2007-01-02 17:11 initrd.img-2.6.17-2-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4392991 2007-01-02 16:35 initrd.img-2.6.17-2-686.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5019056 2007-01-09 10:38 initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5022692 2007-01-09 10:37 initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686.bak
-rw------- 1 root root 140800 2007-01-09 13:05 map
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23662 2007-01-09 10:41 sarge.bmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24116 2007-01-09 10:41 sid.bmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 687920 2006-09-13 18:12 System.map-2.6.17-2-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 720074 2006-12-10 20:27 System.map-2.6.18-3-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 722954 2007-01-09 12:14 System.map-2.6.18-debian
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1214094 2006-09-13 18:12 vmlinuz-2.6.17-2-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1259885 2006-12-10 20:27 vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1276730 2007-01-09 12:14 vmlinuz-2.6.18-debian
 
  


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