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Re: How to get the right source

Bill Ranck wrote:
On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 11:58 -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 11:02:41AM -0400, Bill Ranck wrote:
   I am still trying to get a 64bit smp kernel working on my Dell
system.  I have installed and successfully run 2.6.12-1-amd64-generic.
Any pointers or help will be greatly appreciated. I tried all of the
stuff people suggested the last time, at least to the best of my
understanding of them.
The closest I can find is the linux-image-2.6.12 source package on


Latest version in there is 2.6.12-10, for which you can find the
.orig.tar.gz, the diff.gz and the dsc.  That should be able to be
compiled given a proper .config file.

Thanks for the help so far.  I have gotten the source files and used the
current config as a starting point (it was in /boot as expected).  I
have compiled the kernel several times, all to no avail.  The system
fails on bootup with something that looks like I need to do *something*
with mkinitrd, but I'm unsure of what.

The last few messages before kernel panic are:

RAMDISK: cramfs filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 4660KiB [1 disk] in ram disk done
UDF-fs: No partition found(1)
kernel panic - not syncing: UFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-
block (0,0)

The above is transcribed by hand, so there may be a typo or two.  I
tried using the old initrd, and I tried running mkinitrd (though I think
I'm missing some key factor there) but consistently get these messages
until I go back to the old kernel.
I feel like I'm making progress, but missing something minor.
Anyone have any pointers?  Even pointers to a more appropriate forum ;-)

You have forgotten to compile statically one of the following:
* MS-DOS partition support
* Support for your root filesystem
* Support for your disk controller
and obviously any dependancies of the above.

Alternatively, create an initrd to go with your kernel by adding the --initrd flag to make-kpkg

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