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Re: Standard 2.6.8 Debian kernel is not working!! Why? Please help!

At 18:37 2005-07-31, you wrote:

On dim, 2005-07-31 at 15:14 +0200, Björn Johansson wrote:
> Hello!
> I have installed a Debian 2.6.8 standard kernel from the Debian ftp server
> using Dselect. But it won't boot up my system! :-( HELP! :-)
> This is the output:
> /sbin/init: 432: cannot open dev/console: No such file
> Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
> The kernel is precompiled btw.
> My theory is that I need to install the console device package, but I can't
> find this anywhere. :-( Do I need to create the console device, maybe? Hmm...
> I'm not a member of the list, so please use the cc.

Did you specify the right initrd.img to use to your bootloader (lilo or

strawks <strawks@yahoo.fr>

Well.. I haven't specified anything. Like I said before, I installed a precompiled
package from my Debian system using Dselect. I have several kernels to boot
from and I really would like to get a 2.6 working, because the graphics don't
work 8-(, and the kernel can't find my MX 1000 laser mouse + the standard
2.4 kernel can't even find my ATi Radeon(9800XT) card. I'm thinking right now
that before I should switch to Suse instead! But I have been using Debian since
1999, so I don't really want to change to another distribution unless I really
haveto. This Debian Sarge distribution just didn't like my hardware and the cause of that was because the netinstall used a 2.4 kernel instead of 2.6. Not cool! Before,
when I ran Woody I had a working system together with a 2.6 kernel which I had
compiled for myself. It was working nice, but then I decided to reformat the
system with Sarge instead. The old system was in a mess, and I didn't want
to mix the old with the new.

I read something about that there could be missing files in /dev.
I will check this out later. Right now I'm sitting with WindowsXP, again..
I need to switch off the computer and change harddrive since a dualboot
solution makes it too hot inside the case. :-( Oh well, that's another story. :-)
Interesting to see how many tips I can get in this thread, I'll wait a bit..


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