Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51445
Cannot make custom kernel bootdisk
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
After starting with a fresh 7.1 install, I go into the kernel configurator,
and turn off ATAPI CD-ROM support, turn on SCSI Emulation and Generic SCSI
Support. This will enable the use of
my CD-RW. I then run "make dep", "make bzImage" and "make modules".
There are several problems:
1. "make modules" never completes successfully, it dies on a compile
2. If you ignore 1 (since i'm not updating or adding new modules anyway),
and do a "make install", then re-make the bootdisk, you
cannot boot with that disk. it gets about 2/3 of
the way through loading vmlinuz before it says "boot failed".
The only way i seem to be able to get a valid bootdisk is to
create one when I install the OS.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reconfigure Kernel to turn off ATAPI CD-ROM support, turn on Generic
SCSCI and SCSI Emulation
2. Recompile and install the new kernel
3. Make a new bootdisk with the command "mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.2-2"
4. Reboot the computer with the new bootdisk
Actual Results: Loading vmlinuz............
"Boot failed! Please insert another disk"
Expected Results: The OS SHould have booted properly with the rebuilt kernel.
I have also tried the 2.4.3-12 kernel, and have the same problem.