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Old 09-06-2001, 03:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Kernel Problems - RH7.1 Kernel 2.4.5

I am rebuilding my kernel with the correct network driver support. I seem to be having problems. When I boot to my new kernel i get the message:

Loading linux-245 ...................
uncompressigng linux....ok, booting the kernel.

then nothing happens.

here are the steps i followed:

dowloaded the kernel source from
file: linux-2.4.5.tar.bz2

copied the file to /usr/src

cd /usr/src
bunzip2 linux-2.4.5.tar.bz2
tar xvf linux-2.4.5.tar
make xconfig --- (I also have tried make menuconfig)
configured what was necessary
make dep
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/

df /
/dev/hda6 is mounted on /

cd /etc
edited lilo.conf

it looks like this:




then I ran
/sbin/lilo -q

rebooted the machine, tried to load the new kernel and got:

Loading linux-245 ...................
uncompressigng linux....ok, booting the kernel.

then nothing happens.

I have read and re-read the kernel howto and tried this procedure more than once getting the same result. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.
Old 09-07-2001, 01:23 AM   #2
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when you change a kernel version, you need to copy the new to the boot directory from the directory that the kernel was compiled in.
Old 09-07-2001, 08:56 AM   #3
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"make bzlilo" should do that if I'm not mistaken..

I've not gotten my recompiled kernel running though I've tried quite a few things to make it work..

And I've not been able to find any usefull answers on the net..
I have however found lots of answers ending with :

"Hope you have better luck than me"

Last edited by Q25; 09-07-2001 at 09:00 AM.
Old 09-07-2001, 03:51 PM   #4
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now it really does not work

Thanks for the suggestions!

I tried copying the over to the boot directory and that still gave me the same result as above.

I then tried make bzlilo from the /usr/src/linux directory and now by kernel tells me that it ran out of input data -- System halted.
this happens for both the original kernel and the new compiled one.

I guess it is time for a new load then try some more.


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