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Old 01-16-2004, 09:35 AM   #16
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Chinaman, with all respect, I'm confident that it isn't the recompile process that's going wrong (since I have other support with this recompile as well). I will verify against your other link when I get home tonight, however.

Thanks, Vincent_Vega. I will see if something like your last suggestion is a possibility, as well.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:26 PM   #17
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Originally posted by duerra
Chinaman, with all respect, I'm confident that it isn't the recompile process that's going wrong (since I have other support with this recompile as well). I will verify against your other link when I get home tonight, however.

Thanks, Vincent_Vega. I will see if something like your last suggestion is a possibility, as well.
Since you believe you're recompiling and installing correctly, then let's look at your LILO setup. I only want to help you get your computer running, not offend you. I've got more work than I could possibly do in this lifetime if I never answer another LQ thread. I have, however, successfully recompilied and installed kernels on not a few comps.

Perhaps LILO's where the problem is occuring. If you used the compile guide in this thread then you have an error in your /usr/src directory - if you "followed the exact steps." Because that guide doesn't give the steps to take if you untar and use a new kernel. It assumes you use the original kernel; so in your case, you would have been compiling to the original one, and not the 2.4.24 you intended to build. If this is the guide you followed, look at that directory like this ->
$ ls -aFlc /usr/src
and see if you have a symlink to your new kernel. It should look something like this ->
Code:
mingdao@paul:Sat Jan 17 07:00:48~$ ls -aFlc /usr/src
total 10
drwxr-xr-x    7 root     root          248 Jan 17 07:00 ./
drwxr-xr-x   20 root     root          704 Jan 15 13:42 ../
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          567 Dec  2 02:45 2.4.22.nat.diff
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     root          536 Dec  8 10:35 alsa/
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           12 Dec  7 16:19 linux -> linux-2.4.23/   <-- this is the symlink that was compiled
drwxr-xr-x   15 root     root          584 Dec  2 02:54 linux-2.4.22/
drwxr-xr-x   15 573      573           712 Dec  7 18:14 linux-2.4.23/
drwxr-xr-x    7 root     root          168 Dec  2 02:43 rpm/
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          432 Dec  2 02:45 xfs-2.4.22/
and then look at your /boot directory
Code:
mingdao@paul:Sat Jan 17 07:01:13~$ ls -aFlc /boot
total 4251
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root          384 Dec  7 18:25 ./
drwxr-xr-x   20 root     root          456 Jan 15 13:42 ../
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           21 Dec  2 02:43 System.map -> System.map-ide-2.4.22
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       609166 Dec  2 02:43 System.map-ide-2.4.22
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       697857 Dec  7 18:23 System.map-new-2.4.23
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          512 Dec  2 06:05 boot.0300
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           17 Dec  2 02:43 config -> config-ide-2.4.22
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        38645 Dec  2 02:43 config-ide-2.4.22
-rw-------    1 root     root        47104 Dec  7 18:25 map
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           18 Dec  2 02:43 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-ide-2.4.22
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1226706 Dec  2 02:43 vmlinuz-ide-2.4.22
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1715369 Dec  7 18:19 vmlinuz-new-2.4.23
and last, look at the last lines of your LILO configuration ->
Code:
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-new-2.4.23  <--this is the kernel image that LILO boots 1st choice
  root = /dev/hda8
  label = Slack-2.4.23
  read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking

image = /boot/vmlinuz-ide-2.4.22  <--this is the kernel image that LILO boots 2nd choice
  root = /dev/hda8
  label = Slack-2.4.22
  read-only

# Linux bootable partition config ends
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
  label = Windoze
  table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
If you need help looking at this, post the output of those three things from your comp. Hope this helps you. And if you find which exact thread you followed, we may can determine something about what happened when you compiled.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:42 PM   #18
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when i compiled 2.6.0 i had the same blank screen. w/investigation it turned out everything was infact booting okay, i just couldn't see it. try changing the vga =
line in lilo to vga = normal then rerun lilo, and reboot, see what happens. that worked for me, seemed to be framebuffer issues, if i recall correctly.
good luck.
 
  


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