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First of all... happy new year!
Ok, i'm going with my issue.
I have the 2.4 and 2.6.9 kernel working fine. Well the 2.6.9 gives me some module not found errors and i have must to comment in /etc/modules.conf, but this is not the matter now. Well, I don't like it neither then if somebody can tell me why i have this module missing... wonderfull.
But the problem i have is the next:
I have installed the 2.6.10 kernel from sources.
When i boot with it i take this error:
Kernel Panic - not syncing: init not found. try passing init= option to the kernel
Maybe I can solve the problem passing init=/bin/sh to the kernel, but i can't do it because the token "init" is not recognized by lilo. Furthermore, if init is not found the kernel searchs it through different values, one of them is the shell that i will pass to init. Then I don't think this is the solution.
If somebody can tell me another way to tell the kernel where can found init or something about this issue it will be a great magic kings present ;-)
Maybe is any option wrong in my kernel-config??? I have compiled kernels since a lot of time, then i have a bit experience and i think this is not, but if you know some option to check,... it will be fine too.
####### lilo.conf #######
# Support LBA for large hard disks.
# Specifies the boot device. This is where Lilo installs its boot
# block. It can be either a partition, or the raw device, in which
# case it installs in the MBR, and will overwrite the current MBR.
# Specifies the device that should be mounted as root. (`/')
# Installs the specified file as the new boot sector
# You have the choice between: bmp, compat, menu and text
# Look in /boot/ and in lilo.conf(5) manpage for details
# Specifies the location of the map file
# You can put a customized boot message up if you like. If you use
# `prompt', and this computer may need to reboot unattended, you
# must specify a `timeout', or it will sit there forever waiting
# for a keypress. `single-key' goes with the `alias' lines in the
# `image' configurations below. eg: You can press `1' to boot
# `Linux', `2' to boot `LinuxOLD', if you uncomment the `alias'.
# Specifies the VGA text mode at boot time. (normal, extended, ask, <mode>)
# Kernel command line options that apply to all installed images go
# here. See: The `boot-prompt-HOWO' and `kernel-parameters.txt' in
# the Linux kernel `Documentation' directory.
# i will try this option now...
Disk /dev/hda: 10.1 GB, 10110320640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1229 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 31 248976 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda2 32 778 6000277+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 * 779 1229 3622657+ 83 Linux
I don't have used the 2.6.9 config, because this one i have installed from the .deb kernel image.
Hi there !
Thanks for following the issue.
I will try to make an initrd for the new kernel, but is not always needed. As you can see in the other kernel image there is no initrd and it starts fine too.
Anyway, i'm going to test your suggestion when i come back home.
I was trying to do remotely but i found the problem of how to make an initrd for the kernel 2.6.10 if i'm running the 2.6.9.
I have taken a look for man about initrd, mkinitrd but i don't have anything clear and i don't want to risk to delete my functional initrd for the kernel i'm running.
so we are back to where we started!
and as u posted u have 2.6.9 kernel working on ur system
what i do in these situations is to load the config file of the 2.6.9 kernel in 2.6 10 and make no changes to that configuration and see if that kernel works
This is the last post about this issue because i write to you only to tell you that i have reinstalled all my system with windows,... this is a serious OS and too much easy...
Juas !!! Have to trust me mate ??? No man... i haven't done this... But i forget the kernel 2.6.10 for instance and i work with the 2.6.8 (or 9?)image provided by SARGE.
I was thinking about and maybe i was wrong in the chip selection, i don't know why, but i'm thinking if i confused the mother chip with graphics chip and then i have put ati instead i810, but well i'm not sure and i have remounted all my system since zero because i want to do this also. Now i'm going to control better what in my system is and maybe i retry to install the 2.6.10 kernel but paying more atention ;-)
I also have jabber, but i dont have buddies there, then i don't used it.
If you would like to attach me with this protocol we can do it also... then tell me your id if you want or let's let this like a funny and graetfull post discussion.