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Old 02-19-2002, 08:52 PM   #1
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kernel 2.4.17, ext3 & kernel panic


I have no problem with kernels 2.4.8 & 2.4.16, but I cannot get 2.4.17 to "find init"
I keep getting a kernel panic. I am using ext3, and have it compiled right into the kernel, but still not boot love. With 2.4.16 and 2.4.8, it worked whether ext3 support was in kernel or modular. Is this an issue with 2.4.17? I tried to mkinitrd with no luck. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 01:00 AM   #2
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the boot partition is probably ext2 - so it shouldn't matter too much if the ext3 was modular.

the easiest thing to do is probably to copy the config file from one of the older 2.4.x kernels to the new one and use that to make sure you've got the configuration of the kernel correct. if it still doesn't work, then it might be a bug in the kernel - improbable, but possible.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 01:32 AM   #3
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Yeah, I started with a working kernel config :-(

On an unrelated note, I get 2.4.16 to boot just fine, but anything Quake3-engine based gives me Signal 11. I can only run Q3 or Return to Wolfenstein on 2.4.8-based kernels. Do I need to rebuild the rpm for the 2.4.16 kernel, you think? I noticed the file at NVidia's website.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 10:23 AM   #4
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Im having problems with 2.4.17 kernel it won't boot after a compile. My kernel that is working is 2.4.9-21. Where do you get the config file in Redhat 7.2 from one of the older 2.4.x kernels ?
 
Old 02-20-2002, 11:58 AM   #5
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mmmm... do you have an amd? there's a known problem between amd and nvidia boards.

aside from that tho, if you're using the drivers from nvidia, then i'd really recommend that you use the source tarballs to install the driver, not the rpm's. the drivers really do need to be compiled against the current kernel - that could also be what's causing the problem. the source code comes with easy installation instruction in the README - so it shouldn't be much of a problem.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 12:00 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Alinuxnoob
Im having problems with 2.4.17 kernel it won't boot after a compile. My kernel that is working is 2.4.9-21. Where do you get the config file in Redhat 7.2 from one of the older 2.4.x kernels ?
if you have the kernel source included in your install, then check in the /usr/src/linux-2.4.9-21 directory. there should be a file named *.config
 
Old 02-20-2002, 06:39 PM   #7
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This thread is all over the place! LOL

OK isajera. I have used the .tar.gz NVidias, with same problem. RE: the athlon/AGP but, I have append="mem+nopentium" in my lilo.conf, so that's not the problem. Besides, Quake3 and Wolfredux run all day in any of my 2.4.8-based kernels. It's the 2.4.16 one that is gagging on me.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 07:51 PM   #8
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Did you compile all of the agpgart and Dri stuff in there? The best way to find out what is missing is to compare the 'dmesg' output from 2.4.8 and 2.4.16.

Also, about the 2.4.17 panic... what was the panic error?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 02-20-2002, 08:26 PM   #9
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if you have the kernel source included in your install, then check in the /usr/src/linux-2.4.9-21 directory. there should be a file named *.config
I don't have the kernel source included in my install! How do I install the source cause I downloaded the rpm for 2.4-9- 21but it wouldn't let me install it cause it gives me an conflick errorr. Does anyone know how to get the conifg file from another place or how do I install the rpm without getting this error?
 
  


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