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Old 03-11-2001, 01:30 AM   #1
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First off I would like to say sorry if this has already been brought up.
I am using SlackWare 7.1 on a Athlon 800 256 Ram
I started using kernal 2.2.16. I got that kernal to work just fine. I compiled the 2.4.2 kernal and got it to work except for my NIC card. I was able to boot into both kernals until I decided to compile the 2.4.2 kernal again to fix the network card. Now when I try to boot into 2.4.2 I get the error

Ran out of Input Data

--System Halted

What could the problem be? I compressed the kernal using bzImage because i got an error when i tried zImage the first time. Any input would be most helpful.
Thanks Mike
Old 03-11-2001, 08:52 PM   #2
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I had a problem with my 3c509 cards moving from 2.2.16 to 2.4.1. The cards would be found on bootup, but they would not work. The problem was my command line parameters for the card did not specify the "type" of connection. It was defaulting to BNC and it should have been 10baseT. I added the correct mode to the "append" and my cards work now.

The source driver for the 3c509 cards was the same in 2.2.16 and 2.4.1, yet I still saw different behaviors between the two kernels.

You may want to compare the dmesg output between the two kernels.

As for you "Ran out of Input Data" problem. I have had the problem in the past, and it was usually a bad image or a lilo install problem. Try reinstalling the old kernel and recompile 2.4.2 and reinstall it.

Good Luck

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Thanks for the reply Gary. I finally got it all working. Being new, I did not know that you had to run lilo every time you recompile the kernal. As for my linksys driver I found one that works on the second disk that comes with the nic card. This is a big learning process. I am thankful for all of you out there willing to give a lending hand.


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