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#1 2004-02-21 19:50:10

jftaylor21
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Lock up when booting

I use kernel 2.4 which use to work fine, but now for some reason, it locks up every time I start it after recompiling. All it says is decompressing linux and starting kernel and then it stops. I use grub.

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#2 2004-02-21 20:14:29

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Re: Lock up when booting

you must have changed something and not compensated in your system configuration.


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#3 2004-02-21 20:39:26

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Re: Lock up when booting

what do you mean by "changed something and not compensated for it in system configuration"?

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#4 2004-02-21 20:45:57

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Re: Lock up when booting

there are many setting in a kernel that when enabled need things in your configuration files to boot. for example in the 2.6 series kernel you need to have devpts enabled and you need, for it to work, add a line to your fstab.

did you remember to enable devfs and for it to mount on boot?


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#5 2004-02-22 00:33:01

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Re: Lock up when booting

did you compiled 2.6. or 2.4. ?


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#6 2004-02-22 01:04:40

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Re: Lock up when booting

2.4

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#7 2004-02-22 01:19:45

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Re: Lock up when booting

9 times out of 10, stopping at that particular point means you chose the wrong processor.  The default is a PIII I think (at home, everything is Athon, and far too often, in a hurry, I forgot to change the default).

So my first guess would be to check that you have the correct type of processor selected.

HTH

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#8 2004-02-22 17:49:16

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Re: Lock up when booting

thanks i'll try that

#9 2004-02-22 18:15:20

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Re: Lock up when booting

I double checked the processor setting and it was on Athlon. I have an Athlon Xp so this should work. The kernel that was on the base cd works fine when I use it, but I would like to add support for my ethernet card. I have never had any problems configuring my kernel before. I think I will go ahead and install 2.6.

#10 2004-02-22 19:46:18

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Re: Lock up when booting

Yes, that should have worked. 

Every time I've had that error, that was the reason though (I'd forgotten to change the default).

It's probably something like that though (speaking from experience--for instance, once adding printer support, and tabbing through too quickly, I removed support for hard drives--that was an interesting boot).

Good luck--probably when you put in the 2.6, whatever obscure thing you missed will be something you catch.

FWIW--what I sometimes do in a case like that is a make mrproper so that I'm starting with all default values--of course, ~I~ have the bad habit of staring at something that's wrong for hours without catching the mistype, or the fact that I chose the wrong something, so starting from scratch usually fixes it for me. 

Scott

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