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Hi everyone I have a Debian (2.6.0) and a Fedora (2.4.22) installed on my PC. After each installation I recompiled my own kernel to fit my computer hardware. Now I'm ...
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    Debian freeze


    Hi everyone
    I have a Debian (2.6.0) and a Fedora (2.4.22) installed on my PC. After each installation I recompiled my own kernel to fit my computer hardware.
    Now I'm experiencing strange behavior in both distros : some some reasons (mostly when I'm working with big files, but it can happen any time, using apt-get or mozilla-firebird), Linux freezes and all I have left to do is a hard reboot.
    I ran memtest and after 1 pass there weren't any problems with my RAM. Also, Windows works fine (!) on another partition,
    I restarted from a Knoppix CD, and performed tasks that would usually freeze my computer, but nothing bad happened.
    My point is : I suppose it must come from my settings when compiling my kernels I just don't know which setting would cause that !

    Has anybody experienced the same problem, or have any idea of what's goind on ?
    Ths in advance

    yorran

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    just a guess but check that ur filesystem modules are being compiled properly, ie ur not using ext3 fs on ext2 drivers or something.

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    Well I always compile the filesystem stuff into the kernel, not as modules. In every test I included support for (at least) ext2, ext3 and reizerfs (options Ext2/Ext3 Security Labels : unchecked). Whichever distro, whatever filesystem (ext3/reizerfs), kernel freeze still occur anytime.

    Now I only use ext3 for all linux partitions, and I guess the kernel uses the right filesystem option, as I read "ext3" when listing my HD with parted.

    Thanks for your help anyway !

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