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Hi everyone! I have just compiled a new kernel 2.6.17 on Debian Sarge 3.1 . After i compiled it, i went into grub to make the new kernel bootable. after ...
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    cannot load new kernel


    Hi everyone!

    I have just compiled a new kernel 2.6.17 on Debian Sarge 3.1 . After i compiled it, i went into grub to make the new kernel bootable. after i did that, i restarted comp, and loaded the new kernel. few seconds everything was good, and then i get message

    Kernel panic, something about that he cant mout root, something about ramdisk, and something about Syncing VHS.

    I would appreciate some help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shime
    Kernel panic, something about that he cant mout root, something about ramdisk, and something about Syncing VHS.
    Did you create the proper ramdisk?

    Best regards

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    During a custom kernel build/install, your best bet would be to use a working .config and work from there. This way, you can see what was used in the previous kernel that worked for you.

    Just a helpful hint .

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    mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17 2.6.17

    this did the trick

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