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Need a stroke of the CLUBAT: kernel-image-2.4.28-generic

Hello all!

I just discovered the kernel-image-2.4.18 in unstable, and thought I would give it a whirl. No luck... When I try to boot the new kernel, the screen just freezes after going through the normal MILO stuff when it tries to load the kernel. It requires a hard reset to get out of it. The equipment is a fairly "stock" Alpha XLT-300 with 256 Megs of memory and plenty of free disk space. It works fine on the supplied 2.2.20 kernel for the Alpha.

I am suspecting it has something to do with the use of initrd in the newer version, so I have a couple of questions:

1.  Does MILO support the use of initrd?
2.  How would I go about setting it up in ALPHABIOS?

I have to use the older MILO compiled around the 2.0.35 kernel because the newer ones compiled against the 2.2.X kernels just don't work on the XLT.

In case I can't get around the initrd question, then I suppose I will have to re-compile from the source. I plan on using the "config-2.4.18" file supplied with the new kernel-image package as a starting point. Which options MUST I change to turn off the initrd stuff?

As you may sense, I really don't understand initrd! I have been through the docs a dozen times, but the stuff still isn't sinking in. I know the "theory", but still can't seem to make it work on my own.

TIA & Cheers,
-Don Spoon-

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