From: Dave Airlie (airlied at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Tue 02 Oct 2001 - 23:30:37 IST
he get's as far as init .. did anyone read his post?
normally if init messes up I'd blame init.. but I have an RH6.2 system
running 2.4.10 on my desk at work and it boots finest... and I've only
updated modutils on it...
other things to check are modutils is working and that UNIX domain sockets
are in kernel.. they might work a module but I've had issues with them
also nuke mv /lib/modules/2.4.X beofre make modules_install to avoid old
ones confusing the issue.. or also add -mykernel to EXTRAVERSION in
> Wrong processor family will cause the kernel to halt practically on line
> 1. IIRC you never even get the message "Linux X.X.X booting...." But the
> proc family is (almost?) the first thing checked, and you get told (again
> with a clear message) what the problem is.
> My guess is that init is expecting X (a la 2.2.X) and getting Y from
> 2.4.X and going down in flames. It's just occurred to me that while init
> will have been modified countless times, there must still be some really,
> *really* old DNA in there. Anybody know more about this? (I mean
> actually *know* as distinct from a 30 second google result.)
> Solution: either reread the last oh, two years worth? of kernel developer
> traffic to work out what needs updating, or acquire a full distro built
> around kernel 2.4.
> Ronan C
-- David Airlie, Software Engineer http://www.skynet.ie/~airlied / airlied at domain skynet.ie pam_smb / Linux DecStation / Linux VAX / ILUG person
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