H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Mon Sep 22 20:29:09 PDT 2003
G. Lance DIXON wrote:
> Hello, I am trying to get a 2.6.0-test2 kernel to boot from a Syslinux
> floppy. I am currently running a 2.4.0 booting from a floppy just fine.
> As all other parametres except the kernel version remain the same I
> formatted a nex floppy (Kformat), ran syslinux /dev/fd0, copied
> vmlinuz-2.6.0-test2 to the floppy and renamed it vmlinuz, Copied the
> linboot.img and syslinux.cfg from my 2.4.0 floppy to the 2.6.0-test2
> floppy and tried to reboot.
> The procedure hangs at the following message:
> Decompressing the kernel.........OK booting the kernel.
> Some details. Originally a Knoppix HD-install = 2.4.0-xfs + initrd +
> cramfs. Changed to a Debian 2.4.0.(current kernel). New 2.6.0-test2
> promised improved USB modem support.
> Installation is on hdc2 i.e. 2nd partition of 2nd IDE HD.
> 2.6.0-test2 HAS been compiled as ext2 fs + initrd. I belive cramfs is
> now automatically built-in.
> Here is the .cfg file:
> default knoppix
> prompt 1
> timeout 50
> label knoppix
> kernel vmlinuz
> append root=/dev/hdc2 ro vga=791 apm=power-off hda=scsi hdb=scsi
> hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi nomce
> All helpful comments and suggestions welcome.
Not a syslinux issue. Your kernel is loaded fine, then crashes.
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