Problem in upgrading kernel -- can't boot the system with new 2.4.1 kernel

Problem in upgrading kernel -- can't boot the system with new 2.4.1 kernel

Post by Carfield Yi » Fri, 02 Feb 2001 02:32:49

I have successful make install a new 2.4.1 kernel, but the system can't
boot up with this kernel.

So I go to /boot directory to see what happen, I find the file file belong
to kernel 2.4.1 is and vmlinuz-2.4.1.

About the boot file: vmlinuz is link to vmlinuz-2.4.1, initrd.img is link
to initrd-2.2.17-21mdk.img and is link to, so I think the the reason is two:

1) The system can't use initrd-2.2.17-21mdk.img to boot vmlinuz-2.4.1, but
how can I built initrd-2.4.1.img ??

2) I need to link to, but will it cause the
kernel vmlinuz-2.2.17-21mdksecure and vmlinuz-2.2.17-21mdk can't boot up?


1. Kernel Upgrade problem: Incorrect kernel version with /boot/

I'm using Red Hat 6.0 with kernel 2.2.5-15. I tried successfully to
configure and compile kernel 2.2.12, which I found in a CD-ROM.
The problem is that after I put a copy of the new kernel in my Windows
partition (I use Loadlin to load Linux) and booted Linux, several identical
messages appeared saying "Warning: /boot/ has an incorrect
kernel version", which is true since /boot/ is a symbolic link to
/boot/, a big text file (>100Kb) with my old kernel
Why isn't there a file like /boot/
My old kernel had APM support, but I disabled it in the new kernel.
Strangely, if I boot with the new kernel, it tries to find APM support,
fails and
also gives me the previous message about /boot/! This happens
with the NFS daemon, too!
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