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Old 05-10-2003, 05:45 PM   #1
geminyn_1981
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booting my kernel


Recently i compiled my own kernel for my laptop.I fixed and installed the grub-install /dev/hda1.Now when i want to boot the kernel when i chose it i get an error message saying:
The format is unregognized or unsupported.Any suggestions
 
Old 05-10-2003, 05:51 PM   #2
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Can you post your grub.conf file?
 
Old 05-10-2003, 05:55 PM   #3
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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

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If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
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why '/dev/hda1' against '/dev/hda' ?
of course it is ok on condition that you have any bootloader installed on MBR.
regarding the error: looks like filesystem is not compiled into the kernel.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 06:55 PM   #5
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Below is my grub.conf
when i try to boot my kernel i get
Error 13:Unsupported mpla mpla dont remember
# 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 (hd0,1)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.-Custom)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinux ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 05-10-2003, 07:05 PM   #6
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Well I am far from a kernel master but shouldn't you have a different initrd image for the new kernel. It looks like your using the same exact image for both kernels.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 05:29 AM   #7
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Crashed_Again is right. So just mark this line as a comment and try again.
BTW: I know that the boot process diagnostics are scrolling fast but it is your business to give us so much info as possible so next try to decode 'mpla mpla ...' :)
 
  


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