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Old 12-06-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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kernel is not loading

good evening every body

now i have a problem in my new kernel it's kinda weird problem

i have compiled and configured my kernel like this

first using menuconfig to configure my kernel
then make
the make modules_install
then [just to make sure that bzImage is there] make bzImage
and cp /arhc/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23
and cp /boot/

then reconfigured my lilo configuration as following
just adding this lines :

image = /boot/vmlinuz-
root = /dev/hda8
label = Slack-Ware
on the entire file which looks like
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/hda8
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda8
label = linux

image = /boot/vmlinuz-
root = /dev/hda8
label = Slack-Ware
# Linux bootable partition config ends
then i typed lilo on my shell and then it displayed :
Added Windows *
Added linux
Added Slack-Ware
that means it ok
then reboot my system and everything seems to be just fine
BUT.......when i try to enter Slack-ware which is kernel it loads vmlinuz then

end of the movie and we should go home now
i mean nothing happens and that is it

information :
my bzImage size is : 2423 kb is that so bad ! so it cannot be loaded into memory fast enough ! or even loaded at all (my case)

my pc information :
/*/proc/cpuinfo snip*/
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 4
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
stepping : 10
cpu MHz : 3000.365
cache size : 2048 KB

so questions are :
why my kernel isn't loading ?
is it so big ?

thanks ladies and gentlemen
Old 12-06-2007, 06:23 PM   #2
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well it's seems it has nothing to do with memory
it's just about my virtual consoles configuration


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