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SubjectRe: Can't boot 2.4.17 or 2.5.1 kernel
You must upgrade the modutils and other related packages.
Take a look at debian news and see the packages that Bunk had prepared
to use Debian 2.2 with 2.4.x kernels.
I think it will solve your problem.

Best Regards,
Marinho Paiva Duarte

On Mon, 4 Feb 2002 11:39:49 +0100
Fabrice Eudes <fabrice.eudes@free.frwrote:


I am a french guy living in Lille and using/practising Linux for
6ish years. Please could you Cc me any answer. thanks a lot.

I had a -long- look in the mailing list archives but couldn't find
an answer to the following question:

[Short] I boot 2.2.19 kernels without any problems but can't boot
any 2.4.17 neither a 2.5.1.

[Details] I have a PC Packard-Bell imédia6007a
- AMD Athlon 1.4GHz
- Motherboard "Explorer" from Packard-Bell
- Chipset VIA KM133: VT8365A Northbridge (AGP,PCI) and VT686B
Southbridge (IDE,USB) (BIOS recently upgraded)
- ATIRadeonVE 32MB
- Debian GNU/Linux Woody (non-official isos from 20/07/2001) with
XFree86 upgraded from 4.0.3 to 4.1.0 (xfree86-common,
xserver-common, xserver-xfree86) for radeon support.

Firstly, I want a 2.4.x kernel for the sound (alsa), the framebuffer
and the dri (I'd like to be able to play tuxracer ;o)

I boot my system with grub and there is no problem for the 2.2.19
kernel packaged with the woody neither for the lighter one I
compiled myself from the debian packaged sources.

However, I hadn't any success booting a 2.4.17 kernel; I hadn't
tried every possibility but I tried:
- a 2.4.13 kernel compiled from the "generic" (I mean not the debian
package, see below) sources.
- the kernel-image-2.4.17-k7_2.4.17-1_i386.deb debian package.
- many kernels compiled from kernel-source-2.4.17_2.4.17-1_all.deb
debian package.
- a few kernels compiled from the 2.4.17 "generic" sources.
- a 2.5.1 kernel compiled from the "generic" sources (non patched).

I tried to compile for Athlon, PentiumPro, 386 -same behavior
I tried with/out initrd support -same behavior
I tried "mem=nopentium" boot option related to the radeon -same
behavior I also tried lilo and boot disks both for grub and lilo ->
same behavior

please help ! thanks a million.

[begin grub output]
Booting command-list

root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.17-k7 root=/dev/hda1 ro
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x9b512]
initrd /boot/initrd.img
[Linux-initrd @ 0x17cb4000, 0x32c000 bytes]

Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
[end grub output]
and the machine is stucked there...
It seems to me that grub loads the kernel ok but when grub gives it
the hand, the problem occurs...
Stéphanie, Fabrice et Fiona -o) /\\ _\_V

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