[LAU] [OT] - a little help with kernel building
d_baron at 012.net.il
Mon Aug 17 06:10:29 EDT 2009
On Monday 17 August 2009 12:53:52 Garry Ogle wrote:
> Julien Claassen wrote:
> > Hello all!
> > I'm just compiling/configuring a 18.104.22.168 vanilla kernel. Only with
> > the current configuration it won't start.
> > When I boot and I can choose the kernel and it tries to start, but
> > then the two LEDs on my keyboard (as in letters and numbers :-) ) start
> > to blink rhythmically and nothing else happens.
> > Does anyone of you have some standard ideas of, what to change? I
> > already tried:
> > 1. The RCU settings
> > 2. disabled tickless system
> > 3. disabled control groups
> > 4. double-checked, that I chose the correct CPU and ACPI settings
> > Points I'm not sure about are some of the memory options. There are
> > options to disallow extensive access of /dev/mem, checking for corrupt
> > memory and something concerning AMI and PHOENIX biosen to have the first
> > 64k of memory. Those weren't there the last time I made my kernel.
> > If anyone has helpful hints (not take a look at the screen please! :-)
> > ), then I'd be _VERY_ grateful!
> > Kindest regards
> > Julien
> Hi, Julien.
> A couple of things caught me out on a recent kernel build that may or
> may not be relevant to you.
> If you are building the kernel the "Debian way" using make-kpkg, you now
> have to take the additional step of:
> update-initramfs -c -k 22.214.171.124
I think the dpkg -i does this for you.
> after installing the kernel deb.
> Check that you have an initrd line in your grub menu.lst entry and that
> it points to something sensible.
> I also discovered that it helps to have the appropriate modules for the
> disc drives compiled in! Yes really!
Are you using the initrd?
Since I have dispensed with this, I must compile in everything necessary to
mount my boot/root file system.
If I use the initrd, then this stuff can be there instead.
> WRT to new config options I accepted the defaults which seems to work fine.
> Regards, G.
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