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Old 09-27-2001, 08:03 AM   #1
imarunner
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Question Boot Hangs After Building new Kernel


I've installed RedHat 7.1 on a Pentium 133 system. After building a custom kernel following the instructions provided in the RedHat manual the boot process hangs when I boot to the new kernel.

I don't get any kernel panic messages. The machine just hangs after decompressing the kernel and loading vmlinuz. It seems like the init process is what's actually hanging.

I've built a custom kernel a few times on another machine (PIII 600 MHz) following the same instructions without any problems.

I'm stumped. Any ideas on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 09-27-2001, 03:24 PM   #2
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a lot of times the instructions leave out the system.map file - it needs to be copied to the /boot directory from the compiling directory.
 
Old 09-28-2001, 06:22 AM   #3
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I discovered that on a previous compile and found that make install copies the new System.map to /boot. I've done that.
 
Old 09-28-2001, 01:46 PM   #4
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Could you post a copy of the bootup messages that you are seeing?
 
Old 09-28-2001, 03:36 PM   #5
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my only guess is that you're not configuring something correctly when you're compiling the kernel. unfortunately, there's a lot of different things that could be. you might want to try to compile a minimal kernel, just enough to get basic command line progs running. you might be trying to include a hardware option that isn't included on the older system.
 
Old 10-01-2001, 06:10 AM   #6
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DOH! You're right. Somehow I selected the wrong CPU type. I recompiled with the right processor type and now all is well.

Thanks to all who replied.
 
  


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