Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38728
kernels created using make bzdisk won't boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:58 EDT
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When I compile kernels, and use make bzdisk, they hang after the message
"OK, booting the kernel..." is emitted. This happens even compiling a
Saw references to this problem across distributions in Usenet (via Google;
query: "7.1 bzdisk"), not just a RedHat prob.
Someone suggested using mkbootdisk to make kernels on floppies instead, and
said he had resolved the problem that way.
Steps to Reproduce:
3.make xconfig (no changes)
Actual Results: compile completes normally. When I reboot using the kernel
on the floppy, it hangs after saying "OK, booting the kernel..."
Expected Results: Duh...
assigning to kernel.
What config file did you use?
You have to pick on from the configs/ directory!
Doing a "cp configs/<file of your choice> .config" or load on in
xconfig/menuconfig is the way to go.
We cannot make that the default as there are a LOT of different configs we ship,
and there is no way for us to know which one you want.
The hang most likely comes from the fact that you compiled for a PentiumIII
while you don't have one.
I used the default .config file in /usr/src/linux-2.4.2. Didn't notice the
/configs dir, or realise I had other choices. You might want to make that
plainer in the docs for us mortals, I didn't see any mention of it in the
regular Linux guides. Thanks for your help.