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Old 01-27-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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can't install new kernels! umount hangs

Hello all,
Recently my fedora installation stopped wanting to let me install a new kernel, whether by rpm or manual compile. When I do a kernel rpm, it gets to 100% then never exits - top shows there is a umount process taking 100% cpu, and it seems unkillable. So I tried building the kernel I wanted from source, which worked fine, untill I got to 'make install' at which point it did the same thing (with the unkillable 'umount' eating all free cpu). The last line output by the make install is the following:

sh -x ./ 2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrmacustom bzImage /usr/src/linux-2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma/ ""
+ '[' -x /root/bin/installkernel ']'
+ '[' -x /sbin/installkernel ']'
+ exec /sbin/installkernel 2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrmacustom bzImage /usr/src/linux-2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma/ ''

Thats where it hangs, indefinitely, with the umount going.

as you can see from the kernel version #, this was a non-stock kernel, although this happens for any kernel, even stock.

When I use a kernel rpm, no entry gets written to grub prior to it hanging.... with a manually built one, it does, however upon trying to boot to the new grub entry results in an error (something about pivotroot and /proc/somethingorother... sorry, can't copy and paste the entire error from there - if its useful, let me know and I can copy the whole thing down).

I'm not sure what would have to be umount'ed in the process of installing a kernel - perhaps if I did I might be able to figure out why its failing.

Any ideas anyone? Any help at all is appreciated.
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