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Old 09-16-2003, 02:34 PM   #1
sabaka
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Exclamation Help! Configuring Kernal failed, GRUB can't boot new kernal, help!


Hey all.

Although I am very new to linux, I have to reconfigure my kernal to allow the Linux-WLAN.org project to work for my wlan card. Without internet access its hard for me to do anything, so I need to get this configured kernal working.

I closely followed http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&postid=379355 to attempted to configure my kernal. I am using the same source that came on my install CD (I bought RedHat 9.0 at the store), this means that the kernal I am trying to install is the SAME as the one already working. After numerous failures, I learned to rename EVERYTHING for this kernal (instead of '2.4.20-6' as the current kernal, '2.4.20-6custom' for everything). Everything seemed ok, I edited my grub.conf to use my new kernal.

HOWEVER, upon rebooting I ran into a BIG PROBLEM. GRUB can't load my new kernal. I get the following error message after GRUB tries to load RedHat:
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Boot 'RedHat Linux (2.4.20-6)'

root (hd0, 0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.20-6 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=idc-scsi
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x10f581]
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-6.img

Error 24: Attempt to access block outside partition

Press any evil key to continue
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What does all this mean? Can anyone explain what is wrong and how I can fix this (without reinstalling the original RedHat kernal, to modify the grub.conf through GRUB).

ONE IMPORTANT NOTE: this error output message IS NOT WHAT I EDITED AND SAVED IN 'grub.conf' file before rebooting. When I edited 'grub.conf' I MADE EVERYTHING '-2.4.20-6custom', the error only shows '-2.4.20-6'.

Thanks for any help and sorry for making this so long.

Last edited by sabaka; 09-16-2003 at 02:36 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 04:51 PM   #2
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You need a running Linux in order to modify your grub. If you cannot boot into your old kernel then you will have to use a rescue system to fix grub.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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Whats wrong, what do I need to fix?? Can I not configure the grub.conf file from GRUB? I really thought you could, I actually thought I did it once. If there is an error on boot you can open up the command-line and edit the .conf file.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 07:11 PM   #4
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"Can I not configure the grub.conf file from GRUB? "

Yes. But I do not know how to do that . The best I can do is give you a link to an explanation.

http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/fhass..._overview.html

Last edited by jailbait; 09-16-2003 at 09:41 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:12 PM   #5
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Not exactly sure for now why you're getting that error, but you can press "e" in grub menu and it'll allow you to edit the entry.
 
  


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