Hi. I have been trying to boot a kernel I compiled (my first). My goal is to throw together my own Linux system, rather than just installing a standard distribution.
At the moment, I am using Lilo. It boots the kernel. However, after decompressing, it outputs "Booting the kernel." Nothing more is ever said. There is just a blinking cursor below the text.
After a couple of seconds, the hard drive activity light goes off.
My lilo.conf file looks something like the following (I am going off memory):
On hda1, I have init in /sbin. In /etc, I have two files: fstab and inittab.
At the moment, there is only one line in each file.
/dev/hda1 / vfat auto,ro,sync,flush,dev,user,exec,noatime,nosuid 0 0
Earlier, I also had inittab starting /bin/sh. However, since the kernel does not seem to be initiating init, I removed that line.
Currently, I only have three directories: /boot, /etc, and /sbin. Could this be my problem? Am I missing any required files? Is something mis-configured?
I feel like I am making progress. However, it is still not working, and I seem to have hit a wall, so to speak.