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Old 06-15-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
Rutnut
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Fatal error when booting.


Using Ubuntu I have compiled and installed the 2.6.11 kernel.

I have been doing this so I can have a basic idea how a kernel works, what the boot up procedure is from looking at Grub and just simply how things work in linux.
It is just my way of finding out more about the system before I start to use the system on a full time basis.

My problem.
When it comes to booting up I get the boot up screen.

2.6.11
...
...
...
Uncompressing

(then a repeating message)
Modprobe:FATAL could not load /lib/modules/2.6.11/modules.dep � no such file or directory.
(I have looked and the modules.dep file is there where it should be)

pivot_root:no such file or directory

/sbin/init:428:Cannot open dev/console:No such file

Kernel panic - Not syncing. Attempting to kill init.

What huge mistake have I made and how can I rectify it so it will work.

I have to say that Linux is a fun OS and I am amazed at what you can do with it, I didn�t realise how open, Open source really is.

My hats off to all who are involved.

Kind regards
 
Old 06-15-2005, 12:57 AM   #2
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Well the error message just say that the kernel cannot load this module... but to have a kernel panic there is something else you did that was very wrong ;-)
Anyway there is no way to "repair" you just have to recompile a new one, sorry. start by loading a config file that work and then do your modifications but be very conservative in what you change if you are not sure...
sorry not to be more helpful... well if you describe what you did I could maybe say more but like that... no idea
but also may I ask why you want to recompile your kernel? if you want to learn how the kernel works maybe you could think about getting a good book about it... just a suggestion
Good luck!
A.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 01:10 AM   #3
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I will recompile as you say but to the question why, that's easy, you can't substitute experience. Reading a book is a great way to get info but it is the doing part that teaches you.

Thanks for your very fast reply.
Much appreciated.
Regards
 
Old 06-15-2005, 01:14 AM   #4
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yup good point about experience but the reason I said that is to make sure you won't expect to increase the performance of your pc like that ( well there is a better memory management usually after recompiling but that's it )... the point of recompiling seems to me to be related to hardware support...
so well good luck!
Best,
A.
 
  


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