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From: Michael Sullivan <michael@××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] OT - Having a problem booting a vanilla kernel
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 04:39:08
Message-Id: 1170125025.14196.9.camel@camille.espersunited.com
I wanted to try installing my Win4Lin 9x 5.0 software, so I unzipped my
vanilla kernel source (2.6.11.12 - the newest patch they have for SMP
kernels) into /usr/src and changed the symlink.  I applied the Win4Lin
patches.  I wanted the config of my currently running kernel, so I said
"make oldconfig" (make oldconfig does do that, right?)  I didn't turn on
the Win4Lin support yet because I wanted to see if I could get the old
kernel to work without it first.  I set up the kernel in
my /boot/grub/grub.conf file, just like my other kernels.  Pretty
routine.  When I tried to boot with 2.6.11.12, I got this:
<quote>
Booting 'Linux 2.6.11.12'
root (hd0,1)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type is 0x83
kernel /kernel-2.6.11.12 real_root=/dev/sda udev
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported execution format
</quote>

Here's my grub.conf:

default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo 2.6.18-r6
root (hd0,1)
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.18-gentoo-r6 real_root=/dev/sda6 udev
initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.18-gentoo-r6

title=Gentoo 2.6.18-r4
root (hd0,1)
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.18-gentoo-r4 real_root=/dev/sda6 udev
initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.18-gentoo-r4

title=Linux 2.6.11.12
root (hd0,1)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11.12 real_root=/dev/sda6 udev
initrd /initrd-2.6.11.12.img

title=Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


I checked against /boot and all the file names are correct.  I booted
with the top kernel, so I know those settings are correct, with the only
changes in the filenames.  What am I missing here?
-Michael Sullivan-

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Re: [gentoo-user] OT - Having a problem booting a vanilla kernel Dan Farrell <dan@×××××××××.cx>