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Old 01-31-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
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installing new kernel failed

hi after 3 days of bloody work, my new kernel still didn't work!!!
I need to upgrade the kernel to be 2.6.1 and I did the following to my RH 9 with 2.4.20-8 kernel.
make, make bzImage, make modules, make modules_install all went fine.
I mkinitrd initrd-2.6.1.img 2.6.1
I copied the initrd-2.6.1.img to /boot/
then I copied the arch/i386/boot/bzImage to /boot/bzImage-2.6.1
and I copied to /boot/
then removed and created a new one ln -s

at last I edited the grub.conf to be
title rehhat 2.6.1
root (hd0, 1)
kernel /bzImage-2.6.1 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.6.1.img
title rehhat 2.4.20-8
root (hd0, 1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title DOS


on reboot i selected the 2.6.1 kernel and it failed, didn't show me any error message, it went straight into another reboot, the old kernel boots up fine.
I changed the root(hd0 ,1) to be (hd0, 2) and it says file not found, Kernel /bzImage-2.6.1
can anyone help me solve this problem? there must be someone has done it, and I have been scratching my head for 3 days.
btw, what about the modules_info-2.4.20-8 file in the /boot? should there be a new modules_info-2.6.1 there?

Old 02-01-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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You copied the files to /boot but specified in grubconf that they're in /. You probably need to fix it.
Old 02-02-2004, 06:01 AM   #3
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i booted fine on a intel based motherboard, it failed on this VIA EPIA mini-itx 800 mhz board. anyone had the same problem here?
Old 02-02-2004, 07:04 AM   #4
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thats probly cuse you didetn configure teh kernel right, you ahve to tell it what prosessor you use, and what bord to use (closest one), otherwise it wont work, *like writing a blue print without any pictures in chinese, and asking a americian to build whatever the prints said to build (and the americain cant read anyhtign but english/american english)*
Old 02-02-2004, 12:28 PM   #5
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I did configure the CPU family to be VIA C3 type. no mistake in this part. what else could go wrong?


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