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    SubjectRe: Kernel reboot problem
    Well, not having the proper fs drivers compiled in would not cause the
    machine to reboot at that point. The lack of an initrd-2.4.17-10.img file
    probably would though.

    --Drew Vogel

    On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Todor Todorov wrote:

    >Drew P. Vogel wrote:
    >>What does the initrd= line do, and how does initrd-2.4.17-10.img get in
    >It's a compressed file containing the compiled modules which is needed
    >if a driver should be initialized before mounting the root file system,
    >eg a driver for the root system. As it is in the 2.4.7 image section it
    >refers only to the 2.4.7 kernel and not 2.4.18 (or whatever he tries to
    >And speaking of it - J.S.S., did you take the options from the Red Hat's
    >stock kernel as an example to choose your options? (From your mail I
    >recon that this is one of your first attempts to compile an own kernel,
    >am I correct?) If you did that, you rpobably included the fs driver for
    >your root system as a module and not hardlinked in the kernel - just as
    >Red Hat does? In such case you would need either to provide an initrd
    >image too (`man initrd`), or recompile your kernel with the driver for
    >the root filesystem ( ext2 or/and ext3 or reiserfs, don't know how you
    >formated your linux partition(s) ) with <y> as option for it instead of
    >Stupid me for not suggesting to check that in the first mail :-/
    >Hope you will locate the error quickliy.
    >Todor Todorov <>
    >Networkadministration <>
    >SKR GmbH & Co. KG
    >"Only two things are infinite, the universe and the
    > human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former"
    > - Einstein

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