fatal: kernel too old on lfs6

Andrei A. Voropaev av at simcon-mt.com
Thu Dec 23 00:38:51 PST 2004


On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 01:42:02PM -0500, Don Shuff wrote:
> Upon booting my new LFS-6.0 system I get:
> 
> FATAL: kernel too old
> 
> any ideas.??

Just guessing.

1. Are you sure that you were starting 2.6.8.1 kernel?
2. Could it be that you have used 2.6.9 headers instead of 2.6.8.1?

Andrei

> 
> 
> Here's my setup...
> 
> Host system (P4 2.8):
> 	slackware10.0 originally kernel 2.4.26 upgraded to 2.6.9
> 	gcc-3.3.4
> 	glibc-2.3.2
> 
> Target system (celeron 400):
> 	slackware 9.1 kernel 2.4.22
> 	gcc-3.2.3
> 	glibc-2.3.2
> 
> Used nALFS with profile 6 to compile and install into a loopback mounted filesystem, but did not compile a kernel or configure grub.
> 
> Everything compiled just fine.
> 
> Tarred up /mnt/lfs and transferred tarball to target system that had a spare partition (hda4).  Mounted /dev/hda4 to /mnt/lfs and extracted tarball.  Mounted virtual filesystems per beginning of chapter 6 and chrooted into /mnt/lfs.  Compiled and installed kernel 2.6.8.1.
> 
> Configured the target systems bootloader (LILO) to boot the 2.6.8.1 kernel on /dev/hda4.
> 
> Starts to boot fine but then get the kernel error mentioned above.
> 
> Kind of a wierd way of going about it but I wanted to compile it on a faster machine because it would have taken forever on the celeron 400.
> 
> I made sure that glibc was configured with the --enable-kernel=2.6.0 option.  Is it identifying 2.6.8.1 as being older than 2.6.0.  ?



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