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SubjectRe: Boot troubles with kernel version > 1.3.85
On Mon, 15 Apr 1996, William C Doughty III wrote:

> Anybody have any reports of kernel versions > 85 having
> problems with the boot up sequence?
>
> My machine seems to go into never-never land during the
> partition check just before root is mounted. I get the
> partition check message:
>
> Partition check:
> hda:
>
> the sysem just hangs. The kernel seems to have a problem
> with the first bread() in msdos_partition(), it's going in
> but not returning. I've tried several different configs, but
> nothing seems to have worked. All recent kernels up to
> 1.3.85 have at least booted.

Same for me... Kernel 1.3.90, gcc 2.7.0. Above behaviour on my
AMD 5x86-P75, SCSI-only, NE2000 network card. On my AMD 486DX2/66
(IDE only) it prints the partitions and locks _then_. The following
is configured:

/*
* Loadable module support
*/
#define CONFIG_MODULES 1
#define CONFIG_KERNELD 1

/*
* General setup
*/
#define CONFIG_NET 1
#define CONFIG_PCI 1
#define CONFIG_PCI_OPTIMIZE 1
#define CONFIG_SYSVIPC 1
#define CONFIG_BINFMT_AOUT 1
#define CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF 1
#define CONFIG_KERNEL_ELF 1
#define CONFIG_M486 1

/*
* Floppy, IDE, and other block devices
*/
#define CONFIG_BLK_DEV_FD 1
#define CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE 1

/*
* Networking options
*/
#define CONFIG_FIREWALL 1
#define CONFIG_NET_ALIAS 1
#define CONFIG_INET 1
#define CONFIG_IP_FORWARD 1
#define CONFIG_IP_FIREWALL 1
#define CONFIG_IP_ALIAS 1

/*
* (it is safe to leave these untouched)
*/
#define CONFIG_IP_NOSR 1
#define CONFIG_SKB_LARGE 1

/*
*
*/
#define CONFIG_AX25 1
#define CONFIG_BPQETHER 1
#define CONFIG_NETROM 1
#define CONFIG_BRIDGE 1

/*
* SCSI support
*/
#define CONFIG_SCSI 1

/*
* SCSI support type (disk, tape, CDrom)
*/
#define CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD 1
#define CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR 1

/*
* SCSI low-level drivers
*/
#define CONFIG_SCSI_NCR53C7xx 1
#define CONFIG_SCSI_NCR53C7xx_DISCONNECT 1

/*
* Network device support
*/
#define CONFIG_NETDEVICES 1
#define CONFIG_SLIP 1
#define CONFIG_SLIP_COMPRESSED 1
#define CONFIG_SLIP_SMART 1

/*
* CCP compressors for PPP are only built as modules.
*/
#define CONFIG_NET_ISA 1
#define CONFIG_NE2000 1

/*
* Filesystems
*/
#define CONFIG_EXT2_FS 1
#define CONFIG_FAT_FS 1
#define CONFIG_MSDOS_FS 1
#define CONFIG_PROC_FS 1
#define CONFIG_NFS_FS 1
#define CONFIG_ISO9660_FS 1

/*
* Character devices
*/
#define CONFIG_SERIAL 1
#define CONFIG_PRINTER 1
#define CONFIG_UMISC 1

/*
* Set IObase/IRQ/DMA for ftape in ./drivers/char/ftape/Makefile
*/
#define CONFIG_WATCHDOG 1
#define CONFIG_SOFT_WATCHDOG 1
#define CONFIG_RTC 1



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