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RE: [vox-tech] RHL 7 and kernel 2.4.0 woes
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RE: [vox-tech] RHL 7 and kernel 2.4.0 woes

--- Deja User <unix_admin@my-deja.com> wrote:
> There may be an easy answer awaiting Jan, but it
> goes to show... it ain't necessarily as easy as it
> looks, folks. ("These hackers are trained
> professionals ladies and gentlemen! Please try this
> at home!")
> I've read the GPL2 a few times these last weeks
> (essentially "no warranty whatsoever"). So the
> community is covered... but please, someone call a
> doctor or an ambulance or something for Jan! Where
> is our hero with the white hat when the damsel in
> distress is lying across the railroad tracks with
> the train fast approaching?

Here's my scoop:

Last night I was trying to compile with old modutils
(not 2.4.0 as recommended), old e2fsprogs (not 1.19 as
recommended), and old ppp (not 2.4.0 as recommended). 
So I upgraded all those, and tried again.  

And got a bit farther.  Makes and such were done to
completion and without terrible errors.  So, I
modified lilo.conf, ran lilo (in the make install
script), and crossed my fingers.  Anyhow, when I tried
to boot, the messages went somewhat like:

Uncompressing linux.......
Ok booting the kernel
TCP Stuff....
IPv4 blah blah
[more lines of stuff]
kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root file system:
/dev/hda2 bad parameter

Or some such.  It's roughly 3:30 am, and I don't
remember the exact messages, but it hangs there.  I
have to reboot and use the old kernel :(.  It's weird,
cause it begins to load some stuff, but when it tries
to find the root file system, it hangs.  In the docs
it says to use a line in lilo.conf to pass the boot
partition to the kernel so I added the line:

        append = "root=/dev/hda2"

This produced the exact same results.

Anyhoo, if I find out anything more, I'll let the list
know, but if anyone has a clue, I would be happy to
hear :). 

Thanks much.


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