Re: [OT] compiled kernels do not boot
On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:19:11 -0400 (EDT), Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> I have tried 3 self-compiled kernels and they do not boot. They compile
> w/o errors.
> They are compiled with 'make-kpkg --revision 1 --append-to-version -ck2
> --initrd kernel_image'. This is with an uptodate Sid.
> I have looked at the initrd files with cpio and I see nothing wrong: the
> 'init' file is there as it should be, etc. But what to look for?
> I use legacy-grub and that just sits there with 'boot' as the last
> command, forever.
> Does anybody have any suggestions as to what to try next?
> I have used make-kpkg many times, but not in the last 5 months, and this
> has never happened to me.
The first thing I would try is to configure a custom kernel exactly
like a stock Debian kernel. Assuming a stock Debian kernel boots
successfully, and assuming that you are using the Debian kernel source
which corresponds to the stock Debian kernel, that will tell you if
there's something wrong with your kernel configuration or if there's
something wrong with the logistics of your compilation and installation.
If I were to hazzard a guess, I would guess that you don't have a
feature enabled that your hardware needs. But that's just a guess.
The following resource may be helpful to you:
.''`. Stephen Powell
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