I'm not sure what you did but I'm pretty sure I know what I did to end
up with the same problem. You see, I'm a linux newbie and I got carried
away with making myself a brand new "kernel" (clever me), and even
managed to edit the lilo.conf file to retain the old kernel as a backup,
but boot off the new kernel as default. I cleverly moved the old vmlinuz
to vmlinuz.old, then copied my brand new vmlinuz into boot... Then I hit
ctrl alt del and watched my system reboot.... except it got to
"Loading......" and then stopped.
Guess which idiot forgot to run lilo to update the MBR properly... yup,
Well, I rescued the system with my rescue disk, ran lilo again, and
Robert was my mother's brother..
Dunno if this helps you, but I hope so. If you find out any other bright
ideas, please share :)
> I am using RedHat 5.1. I tried to build a 2.0.34 and a 2.0.35 kernel
> with the same results. The prompt tells me it loading the kernel. I
> expect the next prompt to be that the kernel is being uncompressed,
> well the (expletive deleted) kernel never gets uncompressed. The
> just goes no farther than "Loading .....".
> Can anyone tell me what stoopid thing I did wrong? I did get one
> properly configured when I*got RH 5.1 but no good ones after
> that one.
> If you could mail me a copy as well as posting I'd be grateful, the
> traffic on this group is a bit much for me - but I am expecting you
> to be reading here (oh dear).