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Old 05-14-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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Recompiled kernel boot problem...


I have RedHat 8 with grub.

After recompiling my original 2.4.18-14 kernel like this:
-make mrproper
-make xconfig
-make dep
-make bzImage
-make modules
-make modules_install
-make install

When i rebooted I got this error message:
"Kernel Panic: No init found. Try passing the 'init=' argument to the kernel"

So I tried adding 'init=/initrd' in grub, but it didn't solve anything!

Can anyone help?
 
Old 05-14-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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<Note: I use lilo, do not use grub so I don't know if this will be of help>

after 'make modules_install' I type 'cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/new-kernel-image' then add an entry to lilo.conf and I have to rerun lilo to rewrite the boot sector of the disk for the new kernel... (even if you're just replacing an old one.) Is this rewriting of the bootsector possibly also a requirement of Grub? If you make changes to grubs config do you need to rerun grub before restarting the machine?
 
Old 05-14-2003, 09:04 PM   #3
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the 'make install' command does this automatically...
 
Old 05-14-2003, 09:37 PM   #4
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I'd like to add this, my original kernel back-up has the same problem!
 
Old 05-14-2003, 11:39 PM   #5
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make mrproper
make xconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules install
make initrd /boot newinitrd-image 2.4.18-14

you should end up with a bzImage, newinitrd-image (in /boot), and new module directory called 2.4.18-14custom.

modify grub.conf to add the new kernel accordingly.

HTH
 
Old 05-15-2003, 06:35 PM   #6
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That doesn't work either:
it says: no rules to make initrd
But that ain't the problem, make install makes a ramdisk automatically...

Another question: How do you pass parameters to the kernel itself?
 
  


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