[ILUG] How to load the new kernel
hwa at broadcom.ie
Wed Mar 15 13:55:00 GMT 2000
Thanks for your help, I have resolved the problem I had previously, but I
got a new problem with the new kernel. The new kernel started to boot, but
stalked with the following errors:
1. swapper ooPs 1
some strange messages...
2. failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt -464c, errno=0
Could you please give some advices for the problem?
Once again, thanks.
Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Hai Wang wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I got a problem to load the new compiled kernel (2.2.14) in a
> > Alpha
> > a433 (miata) workstation with Redhat 6 (kernel 2.2.5-16), it couldn't
> > mount "fs" after I typed the command "boot sda1:/boot/new-kernel-image"
> > in Milo prompt.
> you need to tell the kernel where your root is. From milo:
> boot sda1:/boot/new-kernel-image root=/dev/sdXX
> If you're really stuck, try
> boot sda1:
> which will look for a /etc/milo.ctl file. (sort of equivalent to
> lilo.conf on i386)
> > I really have no idea why that happened. So I thought
> > maybe the Milo running in the machine is broken, I downloaded several
> > versions of Milo (2.0.30, 2.0.35 .. and 2.2.13, 2.2.14 from
> > "http://www.suse.de/~stepan/source/".
> use the 2.0 based ones from genie.ucd.ie. And once you have a working
> milo you shouldn't ever really need to change it.
> > For the latter two versions, I could
> > not use bzip2 to decompress them properly because it seems that the
> > files have been corrupted somehow,
> the milo build does a lot of magic after compilation to try reduce the
> size of the image and massage it into the appropriate format. Seems to
> be a fragile process though - it always broke at one particular place
> for me.
> (does a clean compile work for you? ie make clean ; make)
> Also: you have a DEC machine, so you don't need milo. You could use SRM,
> which is much cleaner. (see the SRM and aboot HOWTO's).
> > Any help appreciated!
> > Hai
> Finally, for linux-alpha help you're probably much better off asking on
> axp-list at redhat.com or linux-alpha at vger.rutgers.edu - those 2 lists are
> dedicated to Alpha.
> Paul Jakma.
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