Booting stops with 2.6.5-Kernel

Dan Weisenstein dan at
Fri Apr 23 23:03:28 UTC 2004

Thomas Bitschnau wrote:

>I installed a 2.6.5-Kernel via rpm. The entry in the grub.conf file was
>done by the system.
>If I try to start the system with the newly installed kernel, it just
>stops booting after the "Freeing unused kernel memory: 148k
>There are no errors like kernel-panic or something.
>What shall I do now?
>Thomas B.
>GIVE: Support the helpless victims of computer error.
To at least get you back to a running condition, you could boot up with 
a rescue disk or self contained linux distro (like knoppix), mount your 
partition that has /boot on it, and change the vmlinuz link back to your 
old kernel. Don't know if you'll have to change your grub.conf file (in 
/boot/grub) or anything else. Maybe someone else can chime in.


Dan Weisenstein
General Manager
Tesoro Electronics
715 White Spar Road
Prescott, AZ 86303

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