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Old 04-20-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
jamaas
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2.6.5 won't boot for me !!


I've tried several ways of compiling and installng the kernel 2.6.5 onto my Mandrake 10.0 (2.6.3) but can not get it to boot.

Below I've listed the files in /boot and also my lilo.conf. Any suggestions? I've created a new initrd.img but when I choose linux-2.6.5 at lilo boot stage 1 the screen just goes blank.

Thanks

Jim

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drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Apr 20 15:43 ./
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4096 Apr 20 15:33 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Apr 2 17:16 boot.0300
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Apr 20 15:33 config -> config-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54068 Mar 2 06:27 config-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29986 Apr 19 14:37 config-2.6.5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5032 Feb 19 17:03 diag1.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16796 Feb 19 17:03 diag2.img
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 2 16:59 grub/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 135403 Apr 4 11:56 initrd-2.6.3-4mdk.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52424 Apr 20 15:29 initrd-2.6.5.img
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Apr 20 09:51 initrd.img -> initrd-2.6.3-4mdk.img
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Apr 20 15:34 kernel.h -> /boot/kernel.h-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 537 Apr 2 16:24 kernel.h-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw------- 1 root root 501760 Apr 20 15:30 map
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Apr 2 17:16 message -> message-graphic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 442273 Apr 20 15:29 message-graphic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 116 Apr 2 17:16 message-text
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1671 Apr 20 15:43 output
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1671 Apr 20 15:42 output~
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Apr 19 20:52 System.map -> System.map-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 898362 Apr 19 20:35 System.map-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 256 Apr 2 17:16 us.klt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Apr 19 20:32 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1437568 Mar 2 06:27 vmlinuz-2.6.3-4mdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2048361 Apr 20 14:40 vmlinuz-2.6.5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Apr 19 14:37 vmlinuz.old -> vmlinuz-2.6.3-4mdk
=====================================

lilo.conf

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
default="linux"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=200
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda3
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5
label="linux-2.6.5"
root=/dev/hda3
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.5.img
append="devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only


other=/dev/hda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:45 PM   #2
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*groan*
Remove the stupid "vga=788" from the startup options BEFORE you test a new kernel and BEFORE you whine about it not working here?
 
Old 04-24-2004, 08:24 PM   #3
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FYI - Linux Questions is supposed to be a place where Newbies can come for help without having to worry about getting hassled or treated as if they're idiots.

Anyone who doesn't understand this should probably keep their stupidity inside their ride at all times.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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Hey, when I was a noob. It didnt take me more than 5 seconds to figure out that the video setting was wrong when I could hear the computer booting but not see it. That's why I groan. Easy problem, easy solution if thought about for a few moments.

Besides. Checking ALL of your boot options before you say something doesnt work and go for help should definately be your first step. No reason not to fiddle around with the thing and see if it boots with nothing but kernel= and initrd= before you go adding extra's to tweak it.

Last edited by Caeda; 04-24-2004 at 08:55 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 04:26 AM   #5
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thanks simsjr

Hey, simsjr

Thanks for this. I guess we mere mortals will just have to struggle on. I've used computers now for 20 years plus, all types of servers and mainframes.... pcs since pc/m. I do however use them to get a job done, they are a means to an end, not an end in themselves. I can't imagine why, a setting as simple as a vga setting would change when we are up to dozens of kernel revision numbers. Having said that there is a logical answer, there always is.

Intersting isn't it how some are born with instinctive knowledge, never having benefited from help of another person in any form, web, book etc. You are absolutely correct, this is the place to ask these questions and even if they do seem simplistic or worse, they do point to actual challenges the system is going to face is it achieves broader appeal and application.

Well put, thanks.

Jim
 
Old 04-25-2004, 05:25 AM   #6
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simsjr... and jamaas... you got it right !!!
Caeda, if you got disgusted by jamaas question, I have a easy solution for your disgust;

Don't come here to read this forums !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That way you save yourself the terrible experiance to read such questions, and save us from reading your comments !!!!
 
  


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