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    SubjectRe: 2.4.x kernels hang before uncompressing
    Cengiz Akinli wrote:
    > Hello all,
    >
    > We have a Tri-M PC-104 system with a Cyrix ZF486 processor that (in
    > addition to being painfully slow building kernels) refuses to boot any
    > 2.4.x kernels. It has a M-Systems Disk-On-Chip 2000 (which ironically,
    > I got to work just fine with the 2.2.x kernel that I had to patch, but
    > NOT with the 2.4 kernel that comes with a driver), but I don't think that's
    > the problem, because the 2.4.x kernel is not even uncompressing, to say
    > nothing of booting and trying to mount the root fs.
    >
    > It DOES appear to finish loading, because it outputs a linefeed after
    > the line of dots in 'Loading linux....'
    >
    [..]
    > The lilo used to install the boot sector on this Disk On Chip is
    > a custom-patched one provided by the vendor. It works fine on 2.2.x
    > kernels. Should I suspect it?
    >

    Perhaps the patched lilo can't cope with bzImage - only zImage?
    only a cheap guess

    Did you try to compile the kernel as i386?

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