Thinkpad 600 keeps rebooting when loading kernel

Thinkpad 600 keeps rebooting when loading kernel

Post by CT » Thu, 18 Feb 1999 04:00:00



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I have a IBM Thinkpad 600 (266MHz PII, 64M, etc.) running both Redhat 5.2
and Windows 98.  There's a problem where when the kernel first starts
loading (uncompressing?), it reboots itself immediately after printing out the
dots.  Here's some notes:

  o I originally tried booting from the NET.I boot disk from the Slackware
    3.5.0 distribution with the same result, which is why I tried Redhat.

  o After installation, I recompiled the redhat kernel (2.0.36).  The ONLY
    config change I made was to turn on APM (CONFIG_APM) and shutdown
    power-off (CONFIG_APM_POWER_OFF).  Everything else was left exactly
    as is.  I copied the new bzImage to /boot, added a test entry to
    lilo.conf, and ran lilo.  However, as soon as it prints out the dots,
    the thinkpad reboots itself.

  o The stock Redhat kernel (2.0.36) works boots fine.

Has anyone else seen a problem like this?  Would some kind thinkpad 600
owner try booting off the Slackware 3.5.0 net.i image to see the same result?
I'd be happy to provide the image if necessary.

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Thinkpad 600 keeps rebooting when loading kernel

Post by CT » Fri, 19 Feb 1999 04:00:00



> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> that has been posted to comp.os.linux.networking,alt.os.linux.slackware,alt.linux.slakware,comp.os.linux.portable,linux.dev.laptop as well.


> > I have a IBM Thinkpad 600 (266MHz PII, 64M, etc.) running both Redhat 5.2
> > and Windows 98.  There's a problem where when the kernel first starts
> > loading (uncompressing?), it reboots itself immediately after printing out the
> > dots.  Here's some notes:

> bzImage does this for me also, zImage works fine.

> If anyone has bzImage going on the Thinkpad 600 please follow up!

> For my experiances http://svr-www.eng.cam.ac.uk/~ajr/TP600Debian.html

Tony,

That did the trick.  I compiled zImage, installed it, and it came up like
a charm.

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