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Re: New Kernel Hangs on Init: Version 2.84 Booting

Andreas Janssen wrote:


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

I'm so frustrated I don't really know what to do. You seemed to have the only good answer to my post so maybe you can throw me a bone.

I can't boot past Init with my custom kernel. I have tried using the config that comes packaged with Debian Woody and running make oldconfig. Still it just hangs. I've seen that there is a problem with lba48and the promise controllers but I don't think I have a promise controller. My ATA133 controller is built into my Mobo but unfortunately I'm not entirely sure what it is.

I don't know if I need to patch the source I'm using (2.4.24) to enable something, I don't know if I've screwed somethingh up somewhere. I'm at a complete loss and I don't know where to go from here

Please help me, somebody.


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