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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel upgrade from Sarge (fresh install) 2.4.25 -> 2.6.3 or 5
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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel upgrade from Sarge (fresh install) 2.4.25 -> 2.6.3 or 5



Sorry, one last thing that may be of importance (maybe not).  The
motherboard is a gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2, it uses a AMD socket A chip

http://www.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/Products/Products_GA-7N400%20Pro2.htm

Jay
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <me@heyjay.com>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Kernel upgrade from Sarge (fresh install) 2.4.25 ->
2.6.3 or 5


> Opps, forgot to post the meat of my message
>
> Here's the kernel panic I get (copied by hand):
> VFS - Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block(0,0)
> Please append correct "Root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
>
> The steps I made in building my new kernel are as follows:
>
> apt-get install libncurses5 libncurses5-dev make gcc g++ patch
> apt-get install bin86 kernel-package module-init-tools
> apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.3
> bunzip2 -c kernel-source-2.6.3.tar.bz2 | tar xvf
> ln -s kernel-source-2.6.3 linux
> cd linux
> cp /boot/config-2.4.25-1-386 .config
> make menuconfig # didn't really do much here except make the processor
type
> AMD
> make-kpkg clean && make-kpkg -rev Custom.1 kernel_image
> cd ..
> dpkg -i kernel-image-2.6.3_Custom.1_i386.deb
>
> reboot
>
> Am I supposed to do something like:
> cd /boot
> mkinitrd -r /dev/hda0 -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.3
> mv /initrd.img /initrd.img-old
> ln -s /boot/initrd.img-2.6.3 /initrd.img
> # Change my entries in /boot/grub/menu.lst
>
> Honestly, I don't even know what this does, it seems important, because I
> had to do it when I was playing with software raid (on a different box).
> What does the the initrd.img file do/contain?
>
> Thanks
> Jay
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <me@heyjay.com>
> To: "vox-tech" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 9:17 AM
> Subject: [vox-tech] Kernel upgrade from Sarge (fresh install) 2.4.25 ->
> 2.6.3 or 5
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to upgrade my kernel on a brand new install of sarge, but
after
> > rebooting my kernel panics on boot.  I'd like to post the panic
messages.
> > How can I get the boot and panic messages from a boot that fails?  I can
> > reboot into the old kernel but then the messages are gone (or I don't
know
> > where to look)
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jay
> >
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