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Old 06-25-2002, 10:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't start lfs session .... please help...


Hello all...

I have just installed the LFS 3.3. I have done all that is said in the 3.3 version, running on Mandrake 8.2. Ok, my problem is this. I can't seem to start my session. I am able to choose lfs at lilo (boot-up) (sorry, I'm still very new with this linux stuff, so I might get some terms wrong, please correct), but when I choose that,
my machine just reboots itself. I did not get any error during compilation. I tried compiling the kernel over and over again, but the result remains. Somebody... please help. I can't wait to see my lfs running. Thank you.....
 
Old 06-26-2002, 11:14 AM   #2
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How far does it get booting after choosing lfs ?? Does it seem to load everything then reboot or after selecting lfs it just suddenly reboots the machine ?
 
Old 06-26-2002, 08:43 PM   #3
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It stops at "loading lfs.........." then it reboots. Any clue?
 
Old 06-26-2002, 09:44 PM   #4
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You compiled in some parameter or some additional support into the kernel you made for the LFS system that your machine doesn't like. How selective were you with kernel options? I had one crate that flipped out like that because I left in SMP support and it was a single processor box but a dualie motherboard. Alot of things can make a kernel go wonko kazoo.

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Old 06-26-2002, 10:37 PM   #5
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Hmmmm.... i guess i'll keep compiling again with different options. Thanks.... I think i need that luck!
 
Old 06-27-2002, 06:06 AM   #6
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also make sure you selected the right CPU. PIII is the default these days, if you don't have that kind of CPU you must change it, else the kernel will just not work.
 
Old 06-27-2002, 01:07 PM   #7
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also make sure you selected the right CPU. PIII is the default these days, if you don't have that kind of CPU you must change it, else the kernel will just not work.
Aha, yes, doh, exactly, I forgot about this one once and optimized for Cyrix, didn't understand why the machine kept rebooting on decompression, yep... again lfslinux nailed it.

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Old 06-27-2002, 09:47 PM   #8
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Okay, I'll try that again. My machine's running Cyrix. I tried that but keep on getting the same result. There must be something I've over looked. Thanks guys!
 
Old 06-27-2002, 11:27 PM   #9
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Well, it worked second time through, think I had a typo somwhere installing zlib.... *shrugs*

But now I try to test the config and I get another prob

"Cannot open default font fixed"

Do I need to install a font package as well??
 
Old 06-28-2002, 05:29 AM   #10
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I still get the same problem. It seems to reboot after "loading lfs.....". Can there be any other reasons for these apart from the kernel configuration? Can it be my machine? I'll keep working on the kernel config though.
 
Old 06-28-2002, 01:36 PM   #11
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Make sure that you are actually using the new kernel image after you compiled your changes. I wasted alot of time by forgeting to run lilo in my base disto, not copying all the needed files to my base distro over etc... There are a ton of lilo questions here that might help (moslty mine !). Fight it out, it's really worth it.
 
  


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