LFS-5.0 Kernel panic
google at jaynorth.net
Sun Apr 4 12:34:12 PDT 2004
> I am betting an error when I boot my linux machine. The error is:
> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer deference at virtual address
> 00000004 print eip:
> Other stuff
> <0> Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
> In idle task - not syncing
> Any ideas?
OK. This is a followup.
What happened, and dummy me, I didn't do a "make mrproper" before I made
changes to the kernel. I ended up copying the config file I had copied
from a good compile into the .config file (after the make mrproper).
Then I put in one change at a time (this is the proper way to do it).
After I got all of my changes in, each time doing a "make mrproper", it
worked. The settings I had originally were correct, only the "make
mrproper" was not done, so it didn't compile correctly.
So, like the book says, it is very important to do a 'make mrproper'.
From now on I will always do the "make mrproper" first.
Thanks for the help.
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