LFS won't boot

Benjamin Schindler config at gmx.ch
Sun Mar 24 06:54:48 PST 2002


Thanks for the reply.. ugh... this looked ugly:
the screen output (I found the lfs-kernel on my machine!!!):
Loading.....................................................
Uncompressing Linux....

@ (Some weird symbol I cannot type here)

-- System halted


Probably the kernel isn't configured properly?

Frank Schmalz wrote:

> Hi,
>
> you could try to create a bootdisk wit another kernel image e.g from a 
> distro which you have on an accessible machine. Boot this system and 
> go to /boot.
> There should be the kernel image hanging around. E.g. vmlinuz.
> -put in a clean formatted Floppy Disk (all data on this disk will be 
> lost)
> -create the bootdisk: e.g. do a "dd if=vmlinuz of=/dev/fd0"
> -change the root partition of the bootdisk to your target system
>   e.g.: do a rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/hda1 (if hda1 is the lfs root partition)
> -try it (rebooting the lfs machine with this disc)
>
> hope this helps.
>
> CU,
>      Frank
>
> PS: if you don't have a suitable kernel image you can create one on 
> the other box, too. Just follow the steps described in the lfs-book 
> package:linux section.
> Just don't copy bzImage to /boot but dd it to /dev/fd0 and rdev it.
>
>
>
> At 14:24 24.03.2002 +0100, you wrote:
>
>> Well, I am almost finished installing lfs...
>> I thought I was succesful installing lilo, but it seems some things 
>> have been messed up. I now have the lfs HD in another Computer. If I 
>> boot it, it shows me just a lot of 01's
>> I would like to create a bootdisk... however, it doesn't seem to be 
>> so simple. First, I don't have the kernel image on another machine. 
>> So... basically, I would like to create a bootdisk that has a very 
>> minimal system. With this disk, i could access my lfs partition and 
>> install lilo.
>> But how do I do so?
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Unsubscribe: send email to listar at linuxfromscratch.org
>> and put 'unsubscribe lfs-support' in the subject header of the message
>>
>



-- 
Unsubscribe: send email to listar at linuxfromscratch.org
and put 'unsubscribe lfs-support' in the subject header of the message



More information about the lfs-support mailing list