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  1. #1

    Kernel 2.4.27 wont boot!

    i've a slack 9.0 with a 2.4.20 kernel and i'm trying to compile the 2.4.27 kernel..
    i did every step @kernel newbies..

    download sources..
    make menuconfig
    make dep
    make bzImage
    make modules
    make modules_install
    cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.0
    cp /boot/
    &'course.. edited my lilo.conf file

    image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.0
    label = 2.4.0
    root = /dev/hda3

    none of the steps gave me any warning...
    though when i reboot my system.. it enters into a "lilo loop " 'cause.. as it gives me the option of choosing between my old kernel and my new one.. every time i select 2.4.27.. it reboots and enters again into my lilo..

    any help??? I'm becoming crazy with this!!

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Did you run lilo after you edited the config?
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  3. #3
    yes i did

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  5. #4
    help !!!!

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    Odd that you make this topic because I tried booting 2.4.27 today but it didnt' boot either.

    I get an error saying:

    Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root FS on 03:02

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    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
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    it might be a release error, no doubt there is a solution, but you might want to consider a more modern kernel if you are going to go through the trouble of upgrading....
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