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#1 2005-03-24 06:06:32

journeymanpt
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kernel not booting

so the  only upside to working at the return desk at walmart, is that i just picked up a returned $700 desktop for $200, i have installed arch on it, and booted it, grub started and then i got this

Booting 'Arch Linux [/boot/vmlinuz]'

root   (hd0,1)
filesystem type is reiserfs, partition type 0x82
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/disks/disk0/part2 ro
    [linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x23d9b6]

uncompressing Linux... ok, booting the kernel,

than the curser blinks,


at first i thought iit tmight take a while, but after 2 hours, nothing had changed,
i have reinstalled with every kernel, from cd, and ftp, i have tried grub, and lilo
all with this result.
i am at a loss of what to do?

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#2 2005-03-24 20:37:43

T-Dawg
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Re: kernel not booting

what do you have for partitions? do cfdisk and paste it.

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#3 2005-03-24 21:09:23

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Re: kernel not booting

I'm not in Arch right now, but I think
root=/dev/disks/disk0/part2
should be
root=/dev/discs/disc0/part2

i.e. disc with c, not a k

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#4 2005-03-24 21:19:03

T-Dawg
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Re: kernel not booting

Snowman wrote:

I'm not in Arch right now, but I think
root=/dev/disks/disk0/part2
should be
root=/dev/discs/disc0/part2

i.e. disc with c, not a k

yes your right, snowman

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#5 2005-03-24 21:33:29

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Re: kernel not booting

and root=(hd0,1) should probably be root=(hd0,0) or (hd0) - it depends where you installed grub... but on alot of systems (hd0,1) would be the swap partition... (hd0,0) is the boot partition, and (hd0) is the MBR

mine is installed to the MBR, so I use (hd0)

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#6 2005-03-24 22:16:25

journeymanpt
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Re: kernel not booting

ok, the disk with a k is just a misspell,
i have tried root=(hd0,0) and got the same thing
trying root=(hd0) no such luck,

my partitions are
hda1    boot    primary  linux                          32.0MB
hda2               primary  linux Reisserfs     39988.67MB

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#7 2005-03-24 22:24:26

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Re: kernel not booting

no swap partition?


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#8 2005-03-24 22:24:57

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Re: kernel not booting

journeymanpt wrote:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/disks/disk0/part2 ro

if you installed the arch kernel I believe its vmlinuz26 not vmlinuz

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#9 2005-03-24 22:26:06

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Re: kernel not booting

Penguin wrote:

if you installed the arch kernel I believe its vmlinuz26 not vmlinuz

only if he is using the 2.6 kernel. I think the 2.4 is just vmlinuz.
the point is he is booting, it is just hanging at uncompressing the kernel for some reason.

Another question, how much memory does this box have? You might try adding a swap partition.


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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#10 2005-03-24 22:33:50

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Re: kernel not booting

cactus wrote:

only if he is using the 2.6 kernel. I think the 2.4 is just vmlinuz.

oh yeah right...I forgot all about that kernel smile

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#11 2005-03-24 23:56:32

journeymanpt
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Re: kernel not booting

i  have 256MB of ram, how big of  a swap do you suggest?

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#12 2005-03-25 00:00:51

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Re: kernel not booting

I think that about 128 mb swap woud do fine.

Also the problem couth be a bios setting, maybe worth checking out the bios first (small change but still).


Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

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#13 2005-03-25 00:42:55

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Re: kernel not booting

The general rule of thumb is about twice the size of ram. Some argue against it though, when your talking about huge amounts of ram, say around 2 gigs or so.
If you have 256mg of ram, I would definitely tried to make swap around 512mg. I have 512 ram with 1 gig swap and I've seen it  almost run out scanning for viruses in windows. Better to be safe than sorry whats 512mg anys?

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#14 2005-03-25 01:36:31

journeymanpt
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Re: kernel not booting

so i added a 512MB swap,
and checked out the bios (not really sure what i was looking for, looked all well and good :? )
and still the same thing

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#15 2005-03-25 02:41:17

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Re: kernel not booting

have you tried both kernels? 2.6 is very nice. big_smile
Does this computer give you problems with other os's? Maybe there is faulty ram of some other component...  Maybe try the live cd?

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#16 2005-03-25 02:46:07

journeymanpt
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Re: kernel not booting

ya, i have both versions of both kernels, all with the same problem,
i have tthought about making my own, but not sure how to go about it,
i think i willl ttake  a look in wiki and see if i can get it to work that way

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#17 2005-03-25 11:19:58

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Re: kernel not booting


Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

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#18 2005-03-25 12:33:45

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Re: kernel not booting

take a look at this thread,
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … oot+noapic

I think that might help you,


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

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#19 2005-03-25 15:55:05

journeymanpt
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Re: kernel not booting

thanks for that thread, thats exactly what the problem was,

everyone asks me why i uses arch, and it always comes back here, this is the BEST community big_smile

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#20 2005-03-25 22:04:45

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Re: kernel not booting

yep, lanrat is like smartest guy east of Berlin, 

enjoy your new box now, hopefully arch will smoke on it,  8)


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

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