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#1 2006-01-27 07:50:27

mtrivs
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From: Syracuse, NY
Registered: 2005-12-26
Posts: 183

Problem getting kernel to boot [SOLVED]

I just installed the archCK kernel that was with the ati-drivers pacage.  I thought i did everything right, but when i boot from the new kernel all i get is a kernel panic.....what should i try troubleshooting first?  Here is a look at my menu.lst:

 
# general configuration:
timeout   5
default   0
splashimage /boot/grub/tux.xpm.gz
color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue

#(0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda2 ro vga=773
initrd /boot/initrd26.img

# (1) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux ArchCK
root   (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda2 ro vga=773
initrd /boot/initramfs-2.6.15-archck.img

# (2) Windows 
title Microsoft Windows XP Pro
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
makeactive

~HP ZV6000 Series CTO~
-AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz
-1.5GB RAM
-128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X200m
-80GB 5400RPM HD
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#2 2006-01-27 09:08:40

_Gandalf_
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Registered: 2006-01-12
Posts: 735

Re: Problem getting kernel to boot [SOLVED]

for archck it's vmlinuz26archck and not vmlinuz26, and it's video= not vga = for options
have a look at mine

title  Arch Linux ArchCk 2 + Splash
root   (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz26archck root=/dev/hda6 ro video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-32@70 splash=silent,theme:darch console=tty1 resume2=swap:/dev/hda7 quiet
initrd /initramfs-2.6.15-archck.img

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#3 2006-01-27 09:09:16

paranoos
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From: thornhill.on.ca
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 442

Re: Problem getting kernel to boot [SOLVED]

for the archck kernel, change 'kernel /boot/vmlinuz26' to 'kernel /boot/vmlinuz26archck'

you forgot to change it, so it's loading the regular kernel with an initramfs image, which it doesn't recognize.

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#4 2006-01-27 11:47:11

iphitus
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
Posts: 4,927

Re: Problem getting kernel to boot [SOLVED]

Sorry, we cant help unless you give us some form of error message.

Kernels can panic for countless reasons.

iphitus

edit: missed paranoos comment smile ignore me.

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#5 2006-01-27 20:11:23

mtrivs
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From: Syracuse, NY
Registered: 2005-12-26
Posts: 183

Re: Problem getting kernel to boot [SOLVED]

Thanks that solved the problem....thought it would have changed that on its own.....sorry if i wasted anyones time for my stupidity!  lol


~HP ZV6000 Series CTO~
-AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz
-1.5GB RAM
-128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X200m
-80GB 5400RPM HD
[img]http://imagegen.last.fm/scarface/recenttracks/mtrivs.gif[/img]

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#6 2006-01-28 10:00:21

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,835

Re: Problem getting kernel to boot [SOLVED]

On Arch, very little happens "on its own". wink

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