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SubjectRe: 2.4.1[89] boot problem
On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 08:08:05AM -0500, Daniel I. Applebaum wrote:
> I've been tracking down my booting problem, and while reviewing old
> email, found that in trying to track down (and never succeeding) a VM
> problem last fall, I determined that any kernel after 2.4.15-pre2
> would not boot on my machine. So, something changed between
> 2.4.15-pre2 and 2.4.15-pre3 that means linux will not boot. The
> symptom is that the boot sequence displays "Loading linux-2.4.19..."
> but never display "Uncompressing". I've enclosed the 2.4.15-pre3
> Changelog. Any ideas which of the changes would have affected
> booting?

I missed the original post - on which plattform do you want to run your
kernel? I had similar problems with versions around that time and it
turned out that it came from a change in the A19 initialisation code in
combination with some BIOSes. A fix for the AMD Elan family went into
2.4.18, but it may affect others as well.

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