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Old 01-13-2003, 11:00 AM   #1
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Upgrade To Kernel 2.4.20 Problems


I cannot boot my new kernel 2.4.20 - I am getting the following messages:

ds: no socket drivers loaded
VPS: cannot open root device "LABEL=/" or 00:00
Please append a correct "root="boot option
Kernel Panic: VPS: Unable to mount Root fs on 00:00

During the Upgrade: After doing make bzImage - I could not do a make modules
......./include/kernel/modules directory was empty
so I copied the modules files from the 2.4.14-18 path to the
/usr/src/linux-2.4.20/include/kernel/modules directory
tried to a make modules_install (but I don't think this has worked properly)
Only the drivers folder is there in the /lib/modules/2.4.20 directory

I recreated the links and vmlinuz
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20
ln -s /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20 /boot/vmlinuz
cp /usr/src/linux/ /boot/
ln -s /boot/ /boot/
Created /boot/initrd.2.4.20.img :
/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20.img 2.4.20
The initrd-2.4.20.img file is 66960 bytes while the previous initrd-2.4.14-18.img file is 129917 bytes
I believe both are compressed

My grub.conf looks like:
password --md5 $1$NˇluuaE«$XA7U2AWgj4k98Ei143xll0
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi pci=off nomce
initrd /initrd-2.4.20.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Please Help!


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