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Old 01-30-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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Problem with booting new kernel


I just compiled a new kernel(3rd time). It is version 2.6.1. WWhen I select from Lilo it says "Loading newlinux EBDA too big". Newlinux is the name of the entry in Lilo.
Why is this happening
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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hey. ca you post some more details pls?
relevant snippets from /etc/lilo.conf, and your /boot structure might help. also, i hope u ran lilo as root before reboot?
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:59 PM   #3
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Ok lilo.conf part is:
image="/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.1"
label="Newlinux"
root="/dev/hdc6"
initrd="/boot/initrd-2.6.1.img"
read-only
vga=normal
append="devfs=mount acpi=off quiet"

I currently have two kernels in /boot and the relevent initrd and system.map files.

I ran lilo as root but now I am getting another error message:
Kernel panic:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on hdc6

Now what is the problem

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Old 01-30-2004, 10:11 PM   #4
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can u now post /etc/fstab for me?
actually, "fdisk -l" too.

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Old 01-30-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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This is fstab:
/dev/hdc6 / xfs defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hda,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win_c vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/win_c2 ntfs iocharset=iso8859-15,ro,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hdc5 /mnt/win_d ntfs iocharset=iso8859-15,ro,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hdd2 /mnt/win_d2 vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc7 swap swap defaults 0 0

And here is fdisk -l
Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/disc: 20.5 GB, 20547841536 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2498 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part1 * 1 523 4200966 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part2 524 2498 15864187+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part5 524 1829 10490413+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part6 1830 2428 4811436 83 Linux
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part7 2429 2498 562243+ 82 Linux swap

Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/disc: 541 MB, 541230080 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 524 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 1 406 409216+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 407 524 118944 b Win95 FAT32

Here you go.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 10:48 PM   #6
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hmm, root is pointing to the right place. unless you're sure about needing initrd, i would comment that line out from lilo.conf (and run lilo again) (im out of ideas now...)

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Old 01-30-2004, 11:15 PM   #7
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Okay tried it but it still dowsn't work. DO you think intalling the latest version of xfsprogs will make it work?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:24 PM   #8
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I just had the same problem, i fixed mine when i realized my hd was reiserfs and i forgot to load support for it in my kernel

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Old 01-30-2004, 11:50 PM   #9
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Did you compile it into the kernel or as a module?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 05:43 PM   #10
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sorry it took me so long to get back to your question, ive been gone for a while

i comlile riserfs right into the kernel
it would probily be fine as a module
but i personaly prefer it in the kernel
 
  


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