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Re: kernel recompile

On Thursday 02 January 2003 11:41 pm, Robert Storey wrote:
> In the continuing saga of my kernel recompile, I did this:
>   make xconfig
>   make-kpkg clean
>   make-kpkg kernel_image
>   dpkg -i kernel-image-2.4.18_10.00.Custom_i386.deb
> Everything seemed to go well. There were no error messages, and I found
> myself with a newly compiled kernel named vmlinuz-2.4.18 in my /boot
> directory. But on attempting to boot, the kernel would instantly crash
> and reboot again, and again, etc, ad nauseum. I could only recover by
> editing GRUB to point back to the old kernel.
> Can't see what I did wrong, other than possibly that my settings somehow
> conflicted. I actually changed very little - I used the stock kernel,
> and just added support for sound, parport, scsi, and my ethernet card.
> Has anyone else had this experience? Can I just use my old kernel and
> somehow get these other things to work by loading modules?
> thanks in advance,
> regards,
> Robert Storey

try setting the cpu type to 386.  rebooting before the kernel even starts 
doing anything usually means the wrong cpu type was selected.

hmm, but if the kernel name has i386 in it, this might not be the problem...

-jason pepas

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