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
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_CPQ_CISS_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
> 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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