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Old 11-18-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
getasif
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Unable to install kernel 2.6.31.6 -the latest


Dear Friends i have installed RHel5-(kernel 2.6.18-8.el5)...since i was interested in upgrading the kernel to the latest one - 2.6.31.6,i installed the latest GCC-4.4.2 successfully.i was able to launch #make config
and do most of the instructions given on the site called http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/compil...kernel-26.html

but after rebooting i got these errors PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE ATTACHED IMAGE TAKEN FROM MOBILE CAMERA

also the contents of the grun.conf is as follows


# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,7)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda8
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=2
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,7)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
#password --md5 $1$AcUHWIp/$bAPwiN8vfwfDDheJjaafB0
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.31.6)
root (hd0,7)
#kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.6 ro root=LABEL=/dev/sda8

initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.31.6.img
title Memtest86+ v4.00
kernel /boot/memtest86+-4.00
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-8.el5)
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-8.el5.img
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

i did edit the line "kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet" to "kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.6 ro root=LABEL=/dev/sda8"...so i got somewhat the same errors... could u please tell me how to fix this and get into the box...and also i would like to know whether its safe to delete the contents of the folder named /usr/src/redhat/linux-2.6.31.6 after this installation...

thanking you in anticipation
regards ASIF
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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It's likely that your kernel configuration is wrong (are the differences to RH's?), or that something went wrong when creating the initrd.
 
  


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