Booting, grub & x86_64 kernels.
I have an installation of Debian-amd64, upon which I have compiled (a
bunch of) kernels. My problem is that I am trying to get grub to boot
these new kernels. It won't.
I've compiled hundreds of kernels on 32 bit that usually worked fine.
My x86_64 kernels boot only up to a point, then they fail with the
messages like: can't mount root partition ... can't find partition ...
initrd.img too big and another that is something like: please append a
proper "root=" boot option.
Naturally I've compiled a several monolithic kernels and many with
different module configurations ... point is I've done every darn thing
I can think of ... even read man pages ... %^) One monolithic booted,
but ran so slow, it was useless.
I've tried lilo as well, no go.
My questions are: Is there a source I can study that deals with booting
personally compiled x86_64 kernels with grub ... and ... does the 64 bit
kernel need an initrd.img to boot?
I have been using Linux-2.6.7 from kernel.org,
I have a Asus K8V
1 gig mem module.
Thank you for any ideas,