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Old 10-09-2006, 03:54 AM   #16
gbonvehi
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The reason why you saw 2.4 instead of 2.6 is that LILO wasn't updated during install, so it remained the bootsector you had before.
The kernel with smp support is the one at extra/linux-smp-2.6.17.13
 
Old 10-09-2006, 04:06 AM   #17
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That threw me, I assumed it would be on disc 1. So I have to get the system running and then install the kernel from tgz.

I still have to figure how to get anything running at all without an initrd file
 
Old 10-09-2006, 12:56 PM   #18
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But I told you, you can use it without initrd by keeping the 'huge26.s' kernel which you get at install time and just install the 'kernel-modules' from /extra not the 'kernel-generic' too as it will overwrite your current kernel (huge26.s) with a more modular one which requires an initrd image in order to properly boot your system.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 02:32 PM   #19
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With the huge26.s from install time I got

could not open /etc/fstab no such file or directory /sbin/2ecsck

The superblock could not describe a corent ext file system
 
Old 10-10-2006, 03:24 AM   #20
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All sorted now. I am not sure what was wrong with the initial installation but I:

Did a fresh installation with 2.4 sata

Booted in and installed the 2.6-smp kernel packages
Ran makeinitrd
 
  


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