problem booting linux 1.3.46 and 1.3.47, and CD problem

problem booting linux 1.3.46 and 1.3.47, and CD problem

Post by Chris Hedley » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Hi all,

I have encountered a problem when I try to boot new builds of Linux versions
1.3.46 and .47; the build process appears to complete cleanly, and produces
the zImage file with no problems.  However, when I copy this to a floppy and
attempt to boot, after the `Loading...' message, all that happens is a letter
`d' is printed in the top left corner of the screen and the entire system
hangs.  I haven't experienced this problem with the last release of the kernel
I built, 1.3.20.  Any ideas?

The other problem I'd like some advice on is regarding my CD drive.  This is a
Toshiba quad speed, connected as the slave drive on the first IDE channel.  No
problems using this with MS/DOG, but when Linux boots (1.3.20 that is) it
says that the drive is confused because it's trying to move data in the wrong
direction (looking for an initialisation sequence, perhaps?)  Any ideas?
Thanks,

Chris.
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problem booting linux 1.3.46 and 1.3.47, and CD problem

Post by Chris Hedley » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00



typical, after days of frustration, I decide to ask you kind souls for
assistance, and my troubles immediately unravel themselves.  I chose a
version of the kernel at random between those that would boot and those
that wouldn't; 1.3.39 has solved my CD problems, and boots quite happily.

The only difference with the config is that I excluded the ELF options,
having grown slightly suspicious of this newfangled technology.  Could
this be why the newer ones didn't boot?  (Working on the assumption that
perhaps the loader could cope with the old executable format (a.out?) but
got confused with the newer ELF format)
Cheers,

Chris.
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1. problem compiling 1.3.46

Hi, I just got linux-1.3.46, and gave it a try, and it failed miserably
while compiling...

First of all, the system:
linux 1.3.37 in ELF
gcc 2.7.0,
libc 5.0.9
processor is i486/33, 16 megs RAM

I have an EIDE VLb controller, with EIDE hard drive and EIDE CD-ROM. If I
try to make zImage with support for the IDE CD-ROM, I et so much errors I
can't scroll back to the first, all in ide-cd.c

If I don't include support for the CD, the kernel is made with no
warning, and seems to be running perfectly (although 20 minutes is not
enough to tell for sure).

Any idea ?

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