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Old 09-02-2003, 12:24 AM   #1
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Kernel Panic

I have a Dell 4500S with 256 MB of ram, Intel 845 on board Audio/Visual, Nivida Geforce2 mx200 pci, runing Slackware9 with eh bare.i kernel. I am trying to build a custom kernel to get the 810 dual head working.I have the d/led the sources for 2.4.20 which is currently running, and also got the sources for 2.4.22 and compiled em. I got through the process
make menuconfig
make dep
nohup make bzImage
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz
cd /usr/src/linux
cp /boot/
make config changes to LILO
run lilo
When I reboot the kernel panics and I get a huge screen of numbers in columns
Old 09-02-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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Did you make the modules?
I don't actually know the syntaxes possible, but when I compile & install a new kernel, first I run "make dep clean bzImage", then "make modules".
After that, I'm looking for old modules (if you recompile a kernel with the same version number!) and romve them, then run "make modules_install"
After that I copy bzImage to /boot/ and run lilo
Old 09-02-2003, 11:59 AM   #3
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Yes... Ive recompiled ther kernel like six times. I think im beating a dead horse BUT it boots fine with bare.i
Old 09-03-2003, 09:39 AM   #4
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When you get a kernal panic you should be able to log into your system (using the boot floppy that you should have created when installing the system) as root. If you have not created a boot floppy you might not be able to

Once in as root if you look at the error messages & stuff you should be able to repair the problem - in theory.

Unfortunately in the past i've had a problem like this that was due to faulty installation media. The curruption to the system was too complex for me to understand & fix so I just re-installed with a new distro..

Im sorry to sound negative, but im sure someone might be able to give you a few positive pointers on how to fix this. How about looking in the slackware section? you might get some helpful tips there.
Old 09-03-2003, 10:01 PM   #5
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Ive looked and looked, I never thought about the media because I had no big errors when installing the system and configuring it. No big deal now, Ive accepted that linux probably wont run correctly on this system the way i want it too (intel i180 video dual head with a Nvidia Geforce 2 MX...Errors with the i810)
Who knows maybe ill give another try later!


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