Feng Xian wrote:
I downloaded a clean version of 2.6.23 and didnt do any modification
it (athough I am about to modify it in the future). By default, the
clean version doesnt enable sata features, so I enabled these features
and compiled this clean version. But I couldn't boot linux with the
compiled kernel like I mentioned in my previous posts.
Like I said, its not a Fedora kernel, and thus not something we can
reasonably support here. The only possible list-relevant bit of info
here would be knowing *why* you're building your own, such that we can
make the Fedora kernel provide what you need so you don't have to, if
possible and/or relevant.
That said, seeing as how a Fedora kernel does boot your system, you'll
probably get a lot closer to a bootable system with your own kernel if
you start with the Fedora kernel config file instead of the upstream
kernel config file, and go from there.
On 11/12/07, *Jarod Wilson* <jwilson(a)redhat.com
Feng Xian wrote:
> Thanks for all your help. I ran into another problem.
> My 16-core machine has a scsi/sata disk. I have enabled all important
> features related with scsi and sata. I built 2.6.23 kernel on this
> machine. But the kernel always got crashed randomly. Sometimes it
> couldnot even boot, reporting some random errors, like "segment
> violation, sleep for 40 seconds", or "Group volume VolGroup00 uses
> metadata: read-only", then jump to a strange login window that I
> log in using my root password.
> Another thing is that Linux works perfect if I installed Fecore
> on this multi-core machine with scsi/sata disk. Why it didnt work if I
> used re-compiled kernel. I guess it is because I didnt config kernel
> right (although I enabled all important features related with
> in "make menuconfig". If you happen to know how to enable scsi/sata
> features correctly, please let me know. Thanks!
I don't think this is the correct forum for this question. This list is
targeted at issues surrounding the Fedora kernel, and you're building
your own kernel. Once you start building your own, with a config that
obviously differs significantly from the Fedora config, we can't
realistically provide support here.
Furthermore, I'm not quite sure I understand why you think you need to
build your own kernel either. To be bluntly honest, if you can't figure
out what's going wrong there on your own, you probably shouldn't be
building your own.