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Old 02-21-2007, 12:58 AM   #1
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Trouble upgrading to 2.6.18 Kernel on clean Slackware install


I'm trying to install the 2.6.18 kernel from the /testing folder on a clean Slackware install. I've followed Pat's directions to the T from his README.initrd file that accompanies the packages.

I've installed the kernel-generic, kernel-modules, and kernel-source packages and created the initrd, per the instructions. I also configure Lilo appropriately per the instructions as well. However, when I try to boot into the new kernel, I a simply put back at the Lilo splash screen. I've actually successfully upgraded my kernels using this approach a hundred times before.

Any ideas if I'm missing something obvious?

Thanks.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 06:12 AM   #2
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did you try run lilo after editing lilo conf?
if so, did it showed some error mess?
what fielsystem u r using?
did you add the initrd line?
without any initrd that must work, for ext2 ther is no need of initrd img.

for testing kernel, in my cd set there is no modules available(without this modules kernel must boot)
post your lilo.cof

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I a simply put back at the Lilo splash screen.
lilo red-black screen??
here is the link
http://rkrishna.tp.googlepages.com/slackerbasics#alt

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Old 02-21-2007, 06:21 AM   #3
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if it is an initrd pro that must show error messagea nd a black screen.

i hope you run the lilo after editing it
 
Old 02-21-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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rkrishna: Yes I do run lilo after editing lilo.conf. Yes I am returned to the Lilo Red/Black Screen. Here is the section from my lilo.conf:

image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.18
initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Lnx2618
read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Linux
read-only

Thanks...
 
Old 02-21-2007, 10:31 AM   #5
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rkrishna: Also, I am running an ext3 file system. Here is the mkinitrd command I ran:
Code:
mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.18 -m jbd:ext3 -f ext3 -r /dev/hda3
 
Old 02-22-2007, 12:50 AM   #6
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I'm trying to install the 2.6.18 kernel from the /testing folder on a clean Slackware install. I've followed Pat's directions to the T from his README.initrd file that accompanies the packages.
did you try installing an alternate kernel as i mentioned in my page. (link is given in 1st post)
2 questions
1. did lilo returned an error?
2. did you manually copy the kernel bzimage? and renamed as vmlinuz-generic-2.6.18 or it is somehting else?
i think you linked the wrong stuff as the image, in lilo

most probably it is not an initrd problem, so dont worry about initrd.

your kernel is not uncompressing that means u pointed the wrong stuff as the kernel image hope i am right
 
Old 02-22-2007, 01:05 AM   #7
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sorry i thnk i was not specific to the quesiton
here we go!!

cp the bzimage from the 1st slack cd tht is

cp /mnt/slack1/kernels/test26.s/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18
and then install the modules

slack 11 cd sets downt haev a testing folder which contain kernel modules
 
  


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