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Old 11-04-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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fresh kernel compiled, but hangs

hey there,
I'm running Xubuntu (Gutsy, i think), with the kernel upgraded via synaptic to 2.6.20-16-generic, on a Dell 700m with 512Mb RAM.

I just downloaded, unpacked, configured, and compiled

sudo make install_modules install

seemed to go well, until the end, when I got some stuff about LILO, which I don't use. So, I edited /boot/grub/menu.lst to include the new kernel, and I noticed that there is a kernel in /boot, but no new initrd.

I've nosed around some, but I have a feeling that it's something so incredibly stupid that I'll never find the specific grain of rice I'm after in amongst the others.

My thanks, and if you take enough interest to ask for more specifics (I didn't save any output or dmesg) gladly provide what I can.

edit: so, as you may have guessed, the issue is that when I try to boot with the new kernel, but the initrd line of my menu.lst entry pointing to the old initrd, the computer hangs with the progress bar in the splash screen just barely showing a sliver of progress.


Last edited by imhennessy; 11-04-2007 at 11:54 PM. Reason: stupidity
Old 11-05-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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you need to make your own initrd image
Old 11-05-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
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thank you

Hopefully, I will be back in this thread in the near future with my new kernel running.



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