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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.0ac11
On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:

Don't be silly. I do not use RedHat (I do my own distribution, KSI Linux)
and their mkinitrd is just a script. Furthermore, I don't have ext2fs in the
kernel so their mkinitrd won't work. I do not have ide in the kernel
either...


> As I don't use initrd at all I am a bit out of my depth here but
> according
> to Documentation/Changes you need a new mkinitrd and the version
> suggested
> seems to be 2.8-1. Checking my up-to-date RedHat 7.0 workstation it has
> mkinitrd version 2.6-1, so this might be your problem?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Anton
>
> At 01:39 25/01/2001, Sergey Kubushin wrote:
> >On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> >Modules don't load. I do usually compile heavily modular kernels, with
> ide
> >and ext2fs being also modular. When trying to load them from initrd, I
> have
> >the following output:
> >
> >=== Cut ===
> >ide-mod.o: Can't handle sections of type 32131
> >ide-probe-mod.o: Can't handle sections of type 256950710
> >ext2.o: Can't handle sections of type 688840897
> >=== Cut ===
> >
> >I suspect that all modules are affected, but can't check it because
> kernel
> >is unable to mount root filesystem.
> >
> >All of ac9-ac11 behave the same. ac4, vanilla 2.4.0 and a whole bunch
> of
> >pre's are fine, so it looks like something was broken between ac4 and
> ac9 (I
> >didn't compile anything inbetween).
> >
> >I use gcc-2.95.2, binutils-2.10.1.0.4, modutils-2.4.2, glibc-2.2.1.
> The
> >initrd image is romfs. I don't think something was broken in romfs,
> 'coz
> >all the programs run just fine outta the image (static ash, static
> insmod).
> >
> >Config is available and can be sent on request. Please let me know if
> I can
> >help to find out what causes such a bug.
> [snip]
>
>
> --
> "Programmers never die. They do a GOSUB without RETURN." - Unknown
> source
> --
> Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cam.ac.uk> (replace at with @)
> Linux NTFS Maintainer
> ICQ: 8561279 / WWW: http://www-stu.christs.cam.ac.uk/~aia21/
>
>

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CyberBills, Inc. Phone: 702-567-8857
874 American Pacific Dr, Fax: 702-567-8890
Henderson, NV, 89014

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