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Old 11-11-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question Uncompressing linux... Ok, booting the kernel


Hi all,

When I boot my system, after choosing in grub the version of the kernel, it hangs on this message:
"Uncompressing linux... ok, booting the kernel".

According to google, it seems it is linked to the hardware.

Before I go into deep inverstigation, can you confirm me one thing:

This message is due and only due to a problem with support of my hardware by my kernel config ?

Thanks
 
Old 11-11-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Um, dunno about confirming anything like that, i doubt anyone will do that! However, you can search through the Hardware Compatibility List here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/ and see if the hardware you are running is included.

Failing that, I would suggest, seeing as you are running debian, try a knoppix live cd, and if it boots, you can figure out what the issue is.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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I had this problem. If you have any live cd (I use GParted with this), boot into the live cd. Then, open a terminal (as root) and type blkid /dev/name (replace name with device name, and do it for each partition/hard drive). In the grub menu.lst (in most distros /boot/grub/menu.lst), go to the kernel config lines. replace root=/dev/name with root=UUID=UUID-Here. In your /etc/fstab replace the /dev/name with UUID=UUID-Here (put the UUID in place of UUID-Here.

Hope I explained that well enough.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for the help.

I need to add some information, and you will understand my weired problem.

I am running a Debian Etch n Half system with no problem.

I downloaded a vanillia 2.6.24.5 kernel.
I copied my current kernel config.
I compiled it with my current kernel config.
I then installed it (which generated the initrd).
It boots normally.

Then

I downloaded a patch.
I patched the 2.6.24.5 vanillia source.
I copied my current kernel config.
I used "make menuconfig" to enable the patch (and that's all i changed).
I compiled it.
I then installed it (which generated the initrd).
It boots and hangs on "Uncompressing linux... ok, booting the kernel".

I did not touch anything about IDE or SATA or filesystem in the kernel config.
I did not change any hardware part of the system: it is the very same.

Don't understand ......

Any idea ?
 
  


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