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Old 12-14-2003, 05:19 AM   #1
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kernel 2.6 for SuSE 9.0 doesn't boot!!


Hi!


I recently installed SuSE 9.0 with the default 2.4.21 kernel then I tried the famous 2.6 kernel provided by SuSE on its FTP. Installation was OK under Yast then a message appeared telling me that I had to reboot for the new kernel to be active (no kiddin)

I expected GRUB to be automatically configured to boot on either the 2.4 or the 2.6 but that didn't happen... Well then I Chose "Linux" at the bootloader but right after it starts X it shutdowns everything...

Now I don't want to correctly boot with 2.6 (I'll try that later) but I want to go back to 2.4... Do you know how to change the boot options for that?

Any help appreciated


Thank you
 
Old 12-14-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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"Now I don't want to correctly boot with 2.6 (I'll try that later) but I want to go back to 2.4..."

If you cannot boot anything then use the SuSE install CD. Boot into rescue mode and then boot an instlled Linux OS.

Once you have sucessfully booted into Linux then you can edit /etc/grub.conf to change grub. I suggest that you set up grub to dual boot 2.6 and 2.4.21. Here is a grub HOWTO:

http://www.geocities.com/cyberkabila/main/grub.htm

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Old 12-15-2003, 09:14 AM   #3
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Yep

thanks for the link

I reinstalled SuSE and I 'm about to compile the last 2.6-test 11 myself then I'll set up grub for dual boot...
too bad the kernel compilation is not as easy as with debian (the kpkg tool)

Well this is clearly off topic but if Yast was opensource and if apt-get and the kpkg tool were included in SuSE it would be the best linux distro
 
Old 01-15-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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I recently installed the test kernel provided by Suse on my system. While it did boot, I was very surprised to find that it was the default kernel!

What the RPM does when you install it is move your initrd and vmlinuz files and replace them with symbolic links to the the new vmlinux-2.6.0-test5, etc. files. No changes are made to GRUB, since the links point to the new kernel, but now you don't have a way to get to your old kernel when things go wrong. This isn't exactly a safe way to test the new kernel out, so after you install the new kernel you'll need to go into your /boot/ directory and fix the setup. Boot options are stored in the menu.list file.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 04:07 PM   #5
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"if Yast was opensource and if apt-get and the kpkg tool were included in SuSE it would be the best linux distro"

SuSE does several things as an incentive for people to buy SuSE rather than use the free version. One of the things that SuSE does is that they do not include all of YaST in the free version. If YaST were open source then SuSE could not control its distribution.

I am not sure what the kpkg tool is. When I used SuSE I used kpackage and CLI rpm in addition to YaST. Try kpackage and it may do some of the things you want kpkg to do. I set up the file associations in kcontrol so that clicking *.rpm opens the file with kpackage.

In SuSE kpackage is part of the kdeadmin package.

Fedora Core 1 does not include kpackage in kdeadmin. I compiled kpackage on Fedora and created a Fedora kdeadmin package that includes kpackage:

http://users.rcn.com/srstites/rpm.we...edora.rpm.html

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Old 01-15-2004, 06:38 PM   #6
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Hello

make-kpkg takes all the steps required to compile a kernel

It's a lot easier to compile a kernel this way, I really have saved a lot of time with this tool

I meant "free" like in "opensource" not "free version" like "you don't have to pay for it". The SuSE distro is available for download for free and contains Yast.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:18 PM   #7
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"The SuSE distro is available for download for free and contains Yast."

I don't think that the free version of SuSE contains all of YaST.

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Old 01-16-2004, 05:35 AM   #8
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believe me SuSE is available for download and contains exactly the same YasT package.

here's the list of the mirrors http://www.suse.de/en/private/downlo...t_mirrors.html

so you can verify that the YasT packages are there.


have a nice day
 
Old 01-16-2004, 08:14 AM   #9
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happy suse user here. i can say that i have used yast to install many general type packages and libraries. the only things i haven't found on there are things that can easily be found on it's own. (i.e. recent versions of gaim, mozilla firebird)
 
Old 01-16-2004, 03:55 PM   #10
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I have read your post and I am a new usr with SuSE 9.0 on my machine.
Can you tell me how you installed the Kernel 2.6.1?
I can find anywhere that has a HOWTO for SiuSE9.0.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:08 AM   #11
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there's no kernel 2.6.1 package for YasT, there's a 2.6-test5 kernel package available for download on some SuSE mirrors.

I wouldn't advise you to change your kernel if you're a newbie.

Brian NJ : If you want to download the most recent packages without dependency or recompiling problems, I would recommend you to download and use apt-get for SuSE.

apt-get is very easy to use and takes care of all the dependencies. originally it's from debian but the software has been adapted to rpm packages. You can find a howto here : http://www.thewholeclan.com/will/archives/000017.html
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:06 AM   #12
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Wink

Thanks for your advice, I will wait until one of the major Distro's come out with a 2.6 Kernel!!!
 
Old 01-20-2004, 05:44 AM   #13
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hmmm. Suse 9.0 doesn't seem to like loading some modules with the 2.6.1 kernel, though I have managed a succesful boot. Modules compiled in seem to work ok, but I continue to get: "No module symbols loaded - kernel modules not enables" and a subsequent list of load failures

Also, the default Suse 9.0 GRUB options include VGA=... Leaving this in gives a black screen during bootup (though the boot log is generated normally).

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Old 01-28-2004, 01:12 AM   #14
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Re: "No module symbols loaded - kernel modules not enabled"

Hey! i have this problem too. any solutions ??
 
  


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