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Old 04-23-2003, 10:48 PM   #31
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did you check to see if the kernel and initrd image is there in /boot ?

if they are then there is likely a problem with the kernel config

the most common problem is filesystem support. The kernel must support the filesystem on your disk
 
Old 04-23-2003, 11:32 PM   #32
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I see "initrd-2.4.20-9custom.img", "System.map-2.4.20-9custom", and "vmlinuz-2.4.20-9custom" in /boot.
 
Old 04-23-2003, 11:43 PM   #33
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That should do it, looks like the kernel needs some more work dude.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 01:57 AM   #34
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Ohh I see.
Can I build the kernel again? (How can I delete the current custom kernel?)
I somehow feel that the Omnibook file installation went wrong.
Is it ok to go through the same steps without installing the Omnibook file?

Sorry for asking bunch of questions, I really appreciate your help.
What do you think about Mandrake 9.1?
It has ACPI support and seems more newbie friendly.
Since I have NO experience on linux, I am totally clueless...
 
Old 04-24-2003, 09:10 PM   #35
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I have everything working with slackware 9 on my laptop, the battery applet in gnome 2.2 works great with acpi. I also got redhat to work as well but I am using the same kernel for both, I pretty much gave up on the redhat kernel. And started from scratch with the 2.4.20 kernel from kernel.org. It worked a lot easier for me.

One other thing I have planned is to patch my kernel with all the latest patches that may affect my system. But as of now I am still trying to perfect the kernel for my laptop. Like I said everything works, but I'm sure there is still more things enabled that I really don't need on here. I just have not had time to work on it in the last few days.


if you made a copy of the original source you can start with it again and do the patches, then try building it again. Make sure you watch for errors.

I usually delete the modules right before I do make modules_install

rm -rf /lib/modules/2.4.20-9custom

you can also delete the files in /boot if you want to but it's not really necessary. Just look at the date and time on them with ls -l to see that they were created by the latest make install.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 12:46 AM   #36
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Digsy-

Might be totally off topic, but when mine did that, I had forgotten to compile my EXT3 support into my kernel. It couldn't load the drive because it didn't have the module built in (since I wasn't running an initrd image).

Just a thought.
 
  


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