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Old 05-10-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
orinjus
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kernel stops as 'freeing unused kernel memory'


I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 with SuSE 7.2. Originally it had kernel 2.4.10, and I am trying to upgrade to 2.4.20. I tried to copy the configuration as closely as possible from my old kernel (also compiled from source). It builds fine and boots, but it stops at 'Freeing unused kernel memory: 204k' and just sits there. A believe this is the point where it should start going into the init scripts. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
Thanks,
Ben
 
Old 05-11-2003, 12:44 AM   #2
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Why are you trying to upgrade? Is there an RPM available for you?
 
Old 05-11-2003, 08:58 AM   #3
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There's ALOT that can go wrong if you select the wrong kernel options, so it's impossible to say exactly what went wrong just like that (I'd need at least your complete /usr/src/linux/.config ) .....
Kernel configuration is something that almost never works the first time you do it, myself I needed 3 tries
 
Old 05-11-2003, 05:21 PM   #4
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I'm not really sure what was causing it, but I fixed it now, just messing around with the settings. Thanks guys.
 
  


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