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Old 03-18-2002, 11:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy hang after kernel upgrade


Hi everybody,

My Linux box hang after kernel upgrade! What can I work fine with 2.4.17 kernal? I would like to upgrade kernel to 2.4.17 and using MOSIX? My procedure are as following

1. patch -p0 < /root/MOSIX-1.5.7/patches.2.4.13
2. make menuconfig( I just set the MOSIX part
3. make dep
4. make clean
5. make bzImage
6. copy bzImage to /boot/
7. config lilo.conf

image= /boot/bzImage
label= Linux_2.4.17
root= /dev/hda1

8. lilo
9. reboot

After reboot, I choose the new kernal to run and reult is
"Loading Linux_2.4.17.............."

What wrong occur in my upgrading? Did I need do more step? What is the meaning of "initrd"? It is because I found that word in my lilo.conf and the statement is "initrd=/boot/initrd.suse"!



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Old 03-19-2002, 12:10 AM   #2
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initrd can be made with mkinitrd $filename $version

replace $filename with the filename you want for the image

replace $version with the version of the kernel

like this

mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.17.img 2.4.17


it will look in /lib/modules for the 2.4.17 folder so if you did not run


make modules
make modules_install

it will not work
 
Old 03-19-2002, 11:53 PM   #3
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Unhappy I can't find mkinitrd in my linux box

Thanks DavidPhillips,

I would like to do kernel image, and I can't mkinitrd in /sbin. But I checked one command mk_initrd and I try this. But the error came from this:

stor:/boot # mk_initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.17.img 2.4.17
ls: : No such file or directory
/sbin/mk_initrd: [: : integer expression expected
root device is LVM
usage: mk_initrd [root_dir]

What problem came from? It make me very confuse!

Thanks for your help!
 
Old 03-20-2002, 10:04 AM   #4
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Don't forget that all those make param's can go on one line... saves having to wait until step 2 is done to do step 3, and so forth.

i.e.,

make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install <enter>

Then just sit back and ... pray.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 08:03 PM   #5
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Quote:
make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install <enter>
you can but makes it harder to check for errors.



I don't have mk_initrd, the args are probably different

try mk_initrd --help or man mk_initrd


maybe it just needs to know where /boot is.

It will probably create a file named initrd in /boot using the kernel you have linked to /boot/vmlinuz

you could always rename the image

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