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Old 02-24-2005, 01:05 AM   #1
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2.6.9 four tries, no success

I have tried to compile the 2.6.9 kernel on the default Slack 10 install 4 times now, and no success. And it always goes wrong at the same spot. Everything goes fine until I restart and boot the new kernel, after it gets past lilo it just sits there. I have tried a bunch of different tutorials, all to no avail. Anyone got any suggestions??

Old 02-24-2005, 02:12 AM   #2
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if it's any consolation.............2.6.9 had lots of problems...........
you might just get 2.6.10 and go with that...........
Old 02-24-2005, 06:27 AM   #3
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maybe first try to configure it with your oldconfig, it should be in /boot/ somewhere, you can get it through /proc as well. Copy it to /usr/src/linux/.config and run 'make oldconfig' from that directory. Then you should have a kernel that certainly works. After that, you could try to remove some stuff, and try again. This usually is a good way to slim it down without to much problems.
Once you have a reasonable config, you can use it the next time with 'make oldconfig'.
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A basic thing to check is set vga=normal in lilo.conf and run lilo, then boot
(often, the 2.6 kernel boot fine but you just don't see any output on screen du to a
framebuffer setting not set in config, so vga=normal does fix it)

The 2 other things I would check is if the filesystem of the root partition and the drive
controler driver are enabled as built-in.
Old 02-24-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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Well I am going to try 2.6.10 :-).

The vga=normal worked, but the kernel was screwed up anyway (on my behalf).

I was wondering, what is the vga set to in lilo.conf to make it have the nice pretty boot with the penguin in the top-left corner.

I changed it to normal without taking not of what is was set to before, so just curious on how I can get that back.

Also, how do I go about putting the patch in place on the kernel if needed? (Sorry, I am very noobish when it comes too this.)


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