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Old 11-17-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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kernel installation problem?


On my laptop i already had some problems with lilo and grub not beeing able to install to the mbr, it always gives errors (corrupted lilo) but now my problems booting continue. With the standard kernel (2.6.4 Suse 9.1) kernel there are no problems but with the newer 2.6.9 kernel (needed for beter acpi support for my laptop) from kernel.org i have the same problem. I was able to boot the new kernel after some trying around and get lilo to work but i had to recompile te enable an other option and now i have the same problem again, i cant boot the new kernel and i don't know wath fixed it last time. I've tried both lilo and grub but none of them both seem to find the kernel. the installation of lilo and grub work ok but when booting, if i chose the new kernel i get loading 2.6.9 and it just sits there doing nothing. the same for grub.

my boot directory contains the following

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 672 2004-11-18 01:35 .
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 488 2004-11-18 02:20 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 2004-11-18 00:54 backup_mbr
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 2004-11-16 02:02 boot -> .
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 2004-11-16 20:50 boot.0300
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 2004-11-16 21:58 boot.0301
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 54727 2004-04-07 04:14 config-2.6.4-52-default
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 480 2004-11-16 20:48 grub
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2004-11-18 01:00 initrd -> initrd-2.6.9
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1247314 2004-11-17 22:35 initrd-2.6.4-52-default
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1261074 2004-11-18 01:00 initrd-2.6.9
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 105852 2004-04-07 04:14 Kerntypes-2.6.4-52-default
-rw------- 1 root root 190464 2004-11-18 01:19 map
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89600 2004-11-17 23:19 message
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 73831 2004-04-07 04:14 modversions-2.6.4-52-i386-default.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 728259 2004-04-07 04:08 System.map-2.6.4-52-default
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1733953 2004-04-07 04:14 vmlinux-2.6.4-52-default.gz
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2004-11-18 01:00 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.6.9
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1468815 2004-04-07 04:08 vmlinuz-2.6.4-52-default
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1507638 2004-11-18 00:15 vmlinuz-2.6.9

now my lilo.conf looks like this

menu-scheme = Wb:kw:Wb:Wb
default = Linux:2.6.9
timeout = 80
message = /boot/message
lba32
change-rules
reset
read-only
prompt
boot = /dev/hda1

image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.4-52-default
label = Linux
initrd = /boot/initrd-2.6.4-52-default
root = /dev/hda1
append = "resume=/dev/hda2 splash=silent desktop"
vga = 0x317

image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.4-52-default
label = Failsafe
initrd = /boot/initrd-2.6.4-52-default
root = /dev/hda1
append = "ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3"

image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9
label = Linux:2.6.9
initrd = /boot/initrd-2.6.9
root = /dev/hda1
append = "resume=/dev/hda2"
vga = 0x317


as far as i know al that is realy needed is the vmlinuz and initrd and the rest will be handled by lilo or grub but it doesn't work. Am i missing anything? I'm assuming that it is not a lilo problem because it has the same problem in grub. What can i do to make my system boot the 2.6.9 kernel.

THX
 
Old 11-18-2004, 06:48 AM   #2
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anybody?
 
Old 11-18-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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ok i've found my problem, i was using a to big root partion and lilo can't really handle them really well. So in made a smaller root partion and put my home in a big partition
 
  


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