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SubjectRe: [2.5.69] Fails on "Uncompressing Kernel" (detailed)
walt wrote:
> David van Hoose wrote:
>> I've managed to get 2.5.69 to boot *once*. Not trusting the kernel to
>> report the numerous problems until I can boot the kernel more than
>> once. I lost my config so I can't figure out what I managed to do so
>> right. I have tried a couple other configs that I normally use for
>> 2.4.x, but with the new 2.5.x options. Those I have attached.
>> All I get is the "Uncompressing Linux" and then no more output.
>> However, it appears that my system is booting anyway as if it is on
>> another TTY.
> The configuration menu has changed recently so that support for normal
> console operation is not included by default. To activate the usual
> console on VT and on VGA requires selecting options that are buried
> in the 'Character device' 'Input device' and 'Graphics support' menu
> sections. Go all the way to the bottom of each section and you will
> see the obvious items you need to select. Rather a confusing change.

That's all nice, but why have those options been removed if input
devices are created as modules? This somewhat breaks compatibility with
a lot of 2.4.x scripts. I run both kernels so I can compare things and
send bug reports with both trees. Also, 2.5.x has been rather cruel to
me in the past, so I tend to run the stable branch more often than not.
Can the VT and VGA options be placed back into the config if input
devices are created as modules? It would remove some confusion imo.


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