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From: Denis Vlasenko <>
To: DragonK <>,
Subject: Re: Linux Kernel 2.4.x Bug
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 10:04:05 -0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 24 September 2002 19:34, DragonK wrote:
> I'm sorry if I'm sending this to the wrong persons,
> but I really don't know whom I should send this to.
> My problem involves ALL linux kernels 2.4.x. All
> versions I've tried on my machine lock up at boot time
> (no panic, no oops, just plain old dead), just after
> writing "Uncompressing linux kernel...Ok, now booting
> the kernel...". The kernel banner DOES NOT appear. I
> compiled every kernel with a minimal set of options
> (and CPU=386) but nothing; I've even installed the
> latest Lilo.

I'd compile 2.2 and 2.4 kernels with most conservative settings,
put them on a diskettes and try at several PCs.
No, not a full Linux, just a kernel. 

That way you can collect some data as to which PCs do
not like 2.4

Also you can stick debugging in the early boot stages
and investigate.

<shameless plug>

If you have/can install DOS, you may use this bootloader
for debugging. It is small and source is easy to understand
(I hope)

You need *devel.tar* file only if you don't have Borland C,
otherwise take much smaller linld095.tar.bz2

</shameless plug>

  reply	other threads:[~2002-09-25  7:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-24 21:34 Linux Kernel 2.4.x Bug DragonK
2002-09-25 12:04 ` Denis Vlasenko [this message]
2002-09-25 13:07   ` Phil Auld

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