> I'm running mandrake and a fairly recent version of lilo/grub.
> The problem is any new test kernel (eg 2.4.0test......) does not seem
> to boot at all, either using grub or lilo. 2.4.0test5 certainly works
> ok. Someone told me to upgrade to the latest version of lilo, not
> really sure if this would work as grub can't boot it either. Compiling
> lilo doesn't seem to work anyway :)
> By "doesn't boot" i mean it gets to "Uncompressing Linux.. OK" and
> then just stops there. No more kernel booting after that. I must be
> doing something really stupid.. i am a newbie.
> The subject line says "lilo/grub prob.." but probably isn't a lilo or
> grub problem :)
> Could anyone help? Thanks a lot in advance!
Did you have the following section enabled while compiling your 2.4.0-test*
"Character devices - Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 DRI support) - 3dfx
If the above mentioned was TRUE, then try the following:
1. Select "No" to "Character devices - Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86
DRI support) - 3dfx Banshee/Voodoo3+"
2. You might want to enable Frame Buffer support OR pass on "vga=normal" to
the kernel. This is limited to Mandrake distribution and got nothing to do
with kernel. Because the default Mandrake Lilo configuration might pass on
"vga=788" which requires Frame Buffer support.
3. Compile and install the new kernel, and see if it happens again.
Hope this helps, and All the best.