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    SubjectRe: I compiled the kernel but it doesn't do any thing, its a bit like typing "halt
    On Tue, 1 Apr 2003 11:38:47 John Bradford wrote:
    > init=/bin/sh is already defined in init/main.c isn't
    > it?
    >
    >Once the kernel has booted, it usually passed control to init. The
    >kernel usually looks for init in /sbin /etc and /bin, but if there is
    >no init in those locations, /bin/sh is looked for as a last resort.


    >I am assuming that you have an init on your system, but something is
    >wrong.

    Perhaps. It may be the kernel.

    Using init=/bin/sh will allow you to use the shell as the init
    >process, which proves it's an init problem.

    I did it but to no avail... Alas Mandrake sucks :-)

    >
    >> I accidentally compiled initrd in, but ive got it off
    >> with "noinitrd".
    >
    >I don't really understand what you're trying to do.

    Ok John, I'll put it simply, Im trying to compile a 2.5.* kernel. ;-)

    Once ive got a 2.5.* series kernel to work on my machine, I've
    decided to download .66 when I can get the one Ive got now to compile.

    >>
    Ok John, calm down you seem a bit agitated :-)
    Maybe you've been talking to Andre ;-)
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