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Old 02-14-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.2 is not booting.


today i downloaded kernel 2.6.2 and used my old config file from 2.6.1 to compile it but now when i start it from the bootloader, it will just show "uncompressing kernel......" and then it reboots.
yes not a black screen. just reboot.
i did not change anything in my config file and 2.6.1 is working without any problem.
are there some changes that i should have made to the config?
is there something new in kernel 2.6.2 that i need to think about.
btw i m using Slack 9.1.
thanx for reading.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
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well i personally suggest to recompile .... yah kinda have no choice eh ;-)
one of the most common reasons i see that cause this is selecting the wrong CPU or not enabling x86 options, when going through the configuration of the kernel ...
 
Old 02-14-2004, 02:31 PM   #3
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yeah guess thats what i have to do
the weidest part is that this config file has been taken straight from my working 2.6.1 kernel and there should not be any problems in it.
anyways thanx for the reply
 
Old 02-15-2004, 01:57 AM   #4
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nah man...re-compiling didn't help either.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 02:00 AM   #5
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redo the hole config, do not copy from 2.6.1, the 2.6 branch still has a lot of changes happening not as majior as the 2.5 or the 2.6-test, but still some, I recommended a make mrproper and a make menuconfig (or xconfig if u prefer)
 
Old 02-15-2004, 12:34 PM   #6
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thanx for the reply exodist.
i did as you said and rather than copying the old config, i did the whole process again.
no changes, but i noted a thing (may be i was missing it earlier) while compiling.
i saw this warning
Code:
arch/i386/boot/setup.S: Assembler messages:
arch/i386/boot/setup.S:165: Warning: value 0x37ffffff truncated to 0x37ffffff
can it be the cause of the problem?
 
Old 02-15-2004, 01:07 PM   #7
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I doubt it, I do not look at the warnings much, you likely just missed something you needed or added something you shouldn't have.
 
  


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