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Bug#114926: Using a 2.4 kernel produces panic while loading the root floppy.

I'm just back from a trip & can't answer in detail this PM.
But I've booted with a 2.4.9 Rescue disk OK.
When modifying a rescue disk with a replacement linux kernel.
$ mount /dev/fd0 -t msdos /mnt
and NOT  /floppy as mount point!!!  before copying over the new kernel
(give it time to finish) and
$  ./rdev.sh
which expects the  above mount specs.
Note that the kernel was have COMPILED IN at a minimum:
# Block devices
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_XD is not set
# CONFIG_PARIDE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_CPQ_DA is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DAC960 is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NBD=m    <not necessary for you.

What are your hardware specifics?


>Eduardo Diaz Comellas wrote:
> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: 3.0.14
> I am trying to install a machine that requires a 2.4 kernel
> in order to boot, but trying to use a 2.4 kernel (I've tried
> with several 2.4 versions and configurations) following the
> instructions found in the README file produces a kernel
> panic after inserting the root floppy and pressing ENTER.
> I've tried with different versions of the kernel 2.4 (2.4.2,
> 2.4.7 and 2.4.10) on different machines, and several
> floppies.
> I wonder if the information given in the README file of
> rescue.bin has to be modified to include support for 2.4
> kernels :-?
> Thanks and keep on the good work.
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