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Old 05-10-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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not able to boot with new and existing kernel in ubuntu

Hi all,
I downloaded latest kernel 3.3.4 source from, compiled it successfully(make), did make install and added to grub.conf file. Now when I tried to boot from 3.3.4 I am getting kernel panic and if I try to boot from existing kernel then, I am not able to get the kernel selection window at the start of boot every time. I tried to restore back by removing the 3.3.4 kernel with some commands mentioned in the forum but with no success. Any help?

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I never do a 'make install' with a kernel because it thinks it knows where everything is and what bootloader you're using, and it's wrong.

If you can boot on an install cd, mount your drives (You need /, usr, & /boot if they are separate), cd to the kernel top source (I'm presuming /usr/src/linux-nnn) and try something like

cp arch/x86/boot/bzImage ../../../boot/your_kernel_name
cp ../../../boot/System_map_name
make modules_install


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