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Old 01-16-2001, 01:55 PM   #1
Neelix
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Hi!
I'm using SUSE Linux 6.4 with the 2.2.14 Kernel and I tried to install the new 2.4 Kernel on my system. This is what I did: make menuconfig, make dep, make clean, make bzImage, make modules, make modules_install
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz.alex
lilo

This is my /etc/lilo.conf:

boot=/dev/hda
vga=normal
read-only
linear
prompt
timeout=50

other=/dev/hda1
label=nt

image=/boot/vmlinuz.suse
label=suse
root=/dev/hdb3
initrd=/boot/initrd.suse

image=/boot/vmlinuz.alex
label=newKernel
root=/dev/hdb3

After re-booting I type "newKernel" and get the messages
Loading newKernel
Uncompressing Linux....OK, booting the Kernel

Then the screen freezes and nothing happens.
I tried it with lots of different configuration details, but always the same result. The new Kernel does not boot (the old one still does!). Does anyone have an idea what I made wrong?

Thanx,
Alex
 
Old 01-16-2001, 07:57 PM   #2
ssadams
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1)did you copy the new /usr/src/linux/system.map to /boot ?
2)did you add ram disk support in the new kernel,if so you should add an initrd to the vmliuz.alex section
 
Old 01-17-2001, 03:25 AM   #3
Neelix
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1) Yeah, I did. Does it has to have a special name? (maybe System.map-2.4.0)
2) No, no RAM Disk support (BTW: what's an initrd :-)?)
 
Old 01-18-2001, 08:55 PM   #4
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2.4 booting

I've got the same problem:

Kernel decompresses OK then hangs. I don't even
know what could be screwing up that early.
I'm using an Acer laptop, P3 mmx, lowlatency patch
applied (yet to try without) no SMP compiled, APM on, bzImage...

I've no idea what's relevant...

Still looking for an answer

Brad
 
Old 01-18-2001, 10:21 PM   #5
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Solution: less hubris


I had delusions of grandeur, compiled for PIII when
I only have a PII. Solution: get a PIII or recompile
for the right chip.

Well, it was a leaning experience, hope this helps
Neelix

Brad
 
Old 01-19-2001, 11:24 AM   #6
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Smile

Thanks Brad, you saved my day!

I took solution two. :-)

Alex
 
  


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