Is there a problem with ustable kernel 2.6.16?
because of a system crash on my AlphaStation 500/500 (the heat in
Germany...) running the current testing kernel (generic), I tried the
new unstable kernel 2.6.16 (2.6.16-14). It installed without
problems, but with this one aboot crashes before printing out any
messages about loading compressed/uncompresses vmlinuz files. After
entering the profile number in aboot-interactive the cursor goes into
the next line and nothing happens anymore. The machine can only be
reanimated by pressing reset. Tried both -generic and -legacy
kernels. 2.6.15-generic runs fine from aboot. Instead of crashing you
see the message about "Loading uncompressed vmlinuz...\nLoading
compressed vmlinuz...\n" and so on. So this seems to be an aboot
problem (do we need a newer version of aboot or is the compression
algo of the vmlinuz file changed and aboot does not know this)? Or
could it be a problem with the initrd (since installing 2.6.15 the
yaird package was updated but for 2.6.15 mkinitrd did not run again).
But the initrd is loaded by the running kernel a little bit later, so
you should see the messages about loading the vmlinuz...
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