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Old 11-17-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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updating to kernel, with Red Hat 9

I hava a dell compueter optiplex gx520.
I can't use up2date, because my net card: Broadcom Netxtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller that doesn't work with the old kernel 2.4.20, I use
GRUB to boot.

to install the new kernel,
make mrproper
make menuconfig
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
make install

cp -a /../ /boot/vmLinux-
cp -a ... /boot/
cp -a .config Config-
mkinitrd initrd-

I have the next error :

time: tsc clocksource has been installed
No filesystem could mount root, tried: ext3
Kernel panicnot syncing: UFS: unable to mount rooot fs on unknown block (0,0)

If I change the config file of GRUB and erase the sentence of initrd, my keyboard and mouse usb don't works
Old 11-17-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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Well first things first, here is the proper sequence for your kernel config and compile
make mrproper
make menuconfig
make clean && make && make modules_install
mount /boot && make install
The mounting of /boot and make install should take care of all of copying for you. Its always best to double check though. After that make sure you've entered your grub.conf correctly.

Last edited by Penguin of Wonder; 11-17-2006 at 10:31 AM.
Old 11-17-2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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Is there a reason that you are using Redhat 9. This is a very old and unsupported distro (Redhat ceased support in 2004).

If you can, upgrade to a newer distro such as Fedora Core 6 (successor to Redhat 9), or another distro such as Ubuntu. These newer distros have much better hardware detection, and have newer versions of almost all applications.

Old 11-20-2006, 02:00 AM   #4
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Well I think my problem is not that. I think is the config file when i make config.
Old 11-20-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
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What file system are you using for /root? Did you include the drivers for that system in your kerenl? Also have you double checked your grub.conf to make sure it is setup properly?


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