Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.

FREE DNS Is Back

Sign Up Now
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> New Kernel Freezes On Boot
caznetworks
post May 29 2005, 07:49 AM
Post #1


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 17
Joined: 14-January 04
Member No.: 2,140



Hi,

I finally got round to installing OpenS/WAN at work this weekend - well, almost, anyway. My problem is that the newly-compiled kernel freezes at "OK, Now booting the kernel..."

The system is a Cyrix 200Mhz running Slackware 10.0 (kernel 2.4.26). OpenS/WAN version is 2.3.1.

Here's what I did:
Removed the old /usr/src/linux (there were pieces of failed patch everywhere from the last sysop) and downloaded the source fresh from Slackware FTP.

cd'd to /usr/src/linux and ran:
CODE
make oldconfig; make dep; make bzImage
. All were successful. I think I'm right that oldconfig on a fresh download should be the same settings as the installed kernel?

cd'd to ~/openswan-2.3.1 and ran
CODE
make KERNELSRC=/usr/src/linux precheck verset kpatch
. All OK.

copied bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz_swan.

added:
CODE
image = /boot/vmlinuz_swan
 root = /dev/hda2
 label = LinuxSWAN
 read-only

to lilo.conf, set a boot menu timeout, and ran lilo.

Rebooted, and selected the new boot option. Then the error.

I suppose I could re-download the kernel source and try just compiling without the VPN code, but would that in the networking subsystem make any difference to the very first stages of the boot process?

Any help would be very much appreciated. Apologies for the long post!

Regards,

Alex
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DS2K3
post May 29 2005, 01:44 PM
Post #2


Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
*******

Group: Support Specialist
Posts: 1,284
Joined: 14-November 04
From: Southampton, Hampshire
Member No.: 4,165



Do you get any error messages? A kernel panic? Anything?

Also, can you still boot the old kernel?

D


--------------------
Fixed your problem? Let us know!
richard@linuxhelp.net

www.Gathr.co.uk Online Event Management
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
caznetworks
post May 29 2005, 01:57 PM
Post #3


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 17
Joined: 14-January 04
Member No.: 2,140



Nope, no error message, just freezes.

Thankfully the old kernel still boots fine.

QUOTE
I suppose I could re-download the kernel source and try just compiling without the VPN code, but would that in the networking subsystem make any difference to the very first stages of the boot process?


Update: Did the above - as expected, no difference. It still freezes at the same point.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 17th December 2017 - 05:13 AM