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I just compiled the 2.6.7 Kernel, and when I boot it from LILO, I get a black screen and nothing else happens I know there could be a number of ...
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    2.6.7 Kernel help blank screen on boot


    I just compiled the 2.6.7 Kernel, and when I boot it from LILO, I get a black screen and nothing else happens I know there could be a number of thing wrong here, any ideas?

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    The are no error messages at all? Does it go through any of the boot?
    Use knoppix to access your install (which distro?) and check your lilo config. More info would help here.
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    No messages at all....Just a black screen.

    I'm using Knoppix 3.4....

    This is what I added to lilo.conf....

    image=/boot/bzImage
    label="Linux-2.6.7"
    root=/dev/hda1
    read-only

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    This is of course water under the bidge, but since Knoppix is based on debian, I dare to wager a simpel:
    Code:
    [color=orange]apt-cache search kernel-image[/color]
    .. and a simple apt-get would have done the trick... that is, if you wanted to upgrade of course.

    Then, debconf would have told you what you needed to add to lilo. This is from someone who never compiled his own kernel ( I never needed to ), so please take my advise with a grain of salt.

    Good luck fixing whatever is wrong.
    O, by the by, these are the lines from my lilo.conf I think might have some relevance to your problem:
    Code:
    [color=orange]
    boot=/dev/hda
    root=/dev/hda1
    install=/boot/boot-menu.b
    default=Linux
    
    image=/vmlinuz
            label=Linux
            read-only
    #       restricted
    #       alias=1
    initrd=/initrd.img
    
    
    
    [/color]
    http://www.desktop-linux.net/debkernel.htm seems to offer some great advise too, seeing as how you are using debian underneath all that "K".

    Good luck and (hopefully still) have fun!

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    Thanks....I'll continue to play around with it

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    Alright I'm following that guide for the debian kernel, I've done everything so far and when I try to do make xconfig, make menuconfig, or make gconfig I get these errors:


    HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
    In file included from /usr/include/sys/socket.h:35,
    from /usr/include/netinet/in.h:24,
    from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:107:
    /usr/include/bits/socket.h:305:24: asm/socket.h: No such file or directory
    make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 1
    make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2

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