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Old 08-18-2003, 02:23 PM   #1
NickLaws
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New Kernel not booting


Right now i'm running a very old kernel for 7.3

2.4.9-31 #1 Tue Feb 26 06:53:37 EST 2002 i686 unknown

on an Athlon based processor

This is a server in a remote datacenter which i'm having to have techs work on since I cannot be there to reboot it for each kernel issue.

I chose an i686 kernel since I had the following issues with these kerbel versions

386 - Configuring kernel parameters hangs
Athlon - checking root file system. hangs

Now on the 686 kernel it gets a little further to - finding module dependencies. then it hangs. Old kernel boots fine.

How can I find out which module dependencies it needs remotely via SSH. By module deps does it mean hardware modules or missing rpms?

I haven't custom-compiled anything, all is via standard redhat rpms. I've done many kernel upgrades previously including this latest one.

All has gone fine except for this server which is being tiresome, how can I troubleshoot this remotely/involving as few reboots as possible (hell i've already had DC reboot this box many times today).

Hardware -

Processors 1
Model AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2400+
Chip MHz 2000.70
Cache Size 256 KB
System Bogomips 3984.58
PCI Devices VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio Controller
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139
PCI device 5333:8a26 (S3 Inc.)

IDE Devices hda: WDC WD600AB-22CBA0 (Capacity: 55.90 GB)
hdd: ASUS CD-S520/A

SCSI Devices none



Thanks in advance for any help given,

Best Regards,

Nick
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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Update -

I can boot when I add nousb, but is there a way to make it do this every boot or remove usb completely?

When I add append="nousb" to the lilo the system hangs at the module deps again, any ideas?
 
  


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