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  1. #1

    Problem at booting with new kernel


    I am using debian and downloaded a new kernel and compiled successfully using

    make modules_install
    make install

    in the final step it shows " GRUB is installed. To automatically switch to new kernels, point your
    default entry in menu.lst to /boot/vmlinuz- "

    then i updated grub with update-grub command and opened menu.lst but it does not have any

    and booted my system and new kernel is not working

    then i check my menu.lst

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel Default (single-user mode)
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 ro single

    there is no entry for initrd.img ..

  2. #2
    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Did you forget
    mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-
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    Even after adding initrd ,if you are unable to boot. Post the error messages
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    i installed yaird and then created new img using
    mkinitrd.yaird -o /boot/initrd.img-

    and added the same into /boot/grub/menu.lst under

    kernel vmlinuz-
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-

    error after executing rebooting:

    /sys/block/sda/dev : no directory


    kernel panic - not syncing : attemp to kill ini5
    dumping ftrace buffer
    (ftrace buffer empty)

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