On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:41:52AM, Christopher Brown wrote:
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:41:52 +0100
Subject: Re: kernel 184.108.40.206-217.2.3.fc11 compiled from source will not boot
2009/8/10 Markus Kesaromous :
> Dear list,
> There is something seriously wrong with this kernel release.
> It compiles - but will not boot all the way. It hangs somewhere.
> I even tried to boot into single user mode. I never get to the shell
> prompt when booting in single user mode, nor to the
> gnome login banner when letting it boot in multiuser mode.
> After some 30-45 minutes I Ctrl-Alt_Del and the kernel
> pops the message
> Stopping all md devices
> and the pc reboots.
> I did not have this problem with these kernels
> Are there others who have tried to build 220.127.116.11-217.2.3.fc11
> from source rpm and configured the kernel in any way before
> Did you see any errors when running make modules_install
> as I did? Did the resulting kernel boot up all the way?
> If you need more info, please let me know.
The main piece of information you appear to have missed off is the
modifications you have made in your build. I would suggest the
following for further reading:
Thank you Christopher. The steps to build the kernel at URL
were exactly what I needed. I was not aware of this document before.
The only thing "extra" I had to do was to untar linux-2.6.29.tar.bz2
and fix drivers/staging/rt2860/config.mk, and then re-tar.
Guess I should have created a patch, and should have added that patch
to the spec file. But, since this is only one-off, I did not see the need for it.
I am sure there will be yet another kernel update for whic I will have to
repeat this whole process. What a pain in the neck! If I had known that the Atheros 9K
series of mini-pci cards were supported natively, I would not have bought the Ralink 2860
Thanx again for your help.
Get back to school stuff for them and cashback for you.