Fwd: [SATLUG] Kernel

Jeffrey B.Ferland autocracy at linuxfreemail.com
Mon Oct 1 17:50:58 PDT 2001


On Monday 01 October 2001 18:29, you wrote:

> > The woes of a user returning.
> >
> > Just got Mandrake on my new spiffy computer, compiled a new kernel (want
> > LFS dude!), and it don't boot. Runs through all the steps up to:
> > "Uncompressing linux...OK, booting kernel" (or something very similar)
> > and then it just sits there. In my frustration of not having a computer
> > to work on for severeal months and an inability to use all my devices,
> > I'd like for somebody to offer a possible answer as to why (sure it's
> > obvious, just too frustrated to think)

> Have another box ( not so new & spiffy will do the job ), hook it up with
> that net toy through serial ports.
> On the 'another' box start console on connected serial port.
> On the 'trouble' box recompile the kernel with serial console support and
> try to boot.
> If you're lucky, might see something worthwhile.

Will try, though I know not what we expect to gain from it as anything to 
travel over the console lines would have to be initialized by the kernel 
first (since my BIOS doesn't do serial consoles). And it ain't booting, which 
makes me curious because my old image worked...

-Jeff
SIG: HUP
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