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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel Panic: Lilo did not find Kernel
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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel Panic: Lilo did not find Kernel

I am using RH8.  By default, RH8 uses Grub rather than Lilo because Grub
is much easier to configure (I have done so and I am also a newbie). Why
are you using Lilo?

You also seem to have missed some steps in your kernel compile.  Here is
the list of steps from the RH Customization guide for building a custom
kernel (you should read the guide):

make mrproper
make xconfig
make dep
make clean
(modify Makefile to give your kernel a custom name)
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
make install

If you follow these steps, the proper initrd image should be
automatically created and your boot loader automatically configured.


Ricardo Anguiano wrote:
> Summary of Message by Viet Nguyen <beajedi@netscape.net> :
>>In accordance with Murphy's Law, Lilo was unable to find either of
>>my kernels; this leaves me in a very bad situation. I get the
>>infamous "Kernel Panic" output. Right now, I'm running in Windows
>>mode.  My guess is that I made a mistake in configuring my lilo.conf
>>(did I mention that I was a newb?) and that it resulted in Lilo not
>>finding either kernel.
> Welcome to LUGOD.
> It is odd that lilo can't find your kernels yet the kernel panics.
> Boot Linux from a floppy, or your Redhat install media and go through
> the menu/gui choices until you find a rescue section.  Mount your root
> partition read-write if it isn't already mounted. Restore your
> original lilo.conf from the backup you made.  Rerun lilo.  Reboot.
> That's the general rundown of what I would try.  Email if you get
> stuck or have questions on the details.

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