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Re: New Kernel Hangs on Init: Version 2.84 Booting


Adam Aube (<aaube01@baker.edu>) wrote:

> On Thursday 29 January 2004 10:45 pm, Damian wrote:
>> I've successfully downloaded and installed Debian Woody, yeah! 
>> However after installation I needed to rebuild the kernel to support
>> my sound
>> card (Soundblaster Live! 5.1).  I also have a 200 gb IDE HDD and read
>> that I needed to use the 2.4 kernel to support the lba48 addressing
>> that the drive needs to use.  At the moment the drive only shows up
>> as 137gb.
> Your hard drive has likely been partitioned as if it were 137 GB.
> Installing a new kernel won't fix that - you'll have to repartition
> your drive, which means a complete reinstall.
> I think you need to reinstall Woody and select the bf24 kernel at
> installation time. This will detect your large hard drive correctly,
> allowing you to partition it correctly.

No, it won't. You need at least Kernel 2.4.19 to use lba48. The Kernels
in Woody won't work. Better look for some installation floppies with a
newer one. Google groups should know where you can get them.

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen
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