I posted a message earlier about having upgraded my CPU/motherboard
preventing my current kernel booting. I'm silly, so I have no GENERIC
kernel either. One or two people were kind enough to suggest solutions but
I'm still stuck.
Basically, I need to get into my system so that I can compile a new kernel
- the system is 3.0-STABLE as of a couple of days ago. I've tried booting
with the 3.0-RELEASE boot disk and using the fixit floppy but this doesn't
work. The install program asks me to insert a writable fixit floppy and I
do so, but the install program clearly doesn't recognise it and keeps asking.
However, I do have 2.2.2 CDROMs, so I booted from these and went into Fixit
mode. I mounted my root file system (having fsck'd first) and copied the
generic kernel off the 3.0-RELEASE boot floppy to it (calling it
"generic"). I then umounted and rebooted the machine, letting it boot off
the hard disk. I interrupted the boot and typed "load generic" but this
failed with the error messages:
aout_loadmodule: not a kernel (maybe static binary?)
load: can't load module /generic: operation not permitted
I'm now at a loss as to what to do. Is there anything I can add to my 3.0
boot floppy to make it boot with /dev/wd0s2a as root? Or am I completely stuck.
I'd hate to have to completely re-install again just to get booted, but it
would sure teach me a lesson about not keeping a generic kernel handy.
Thanks for any help you can offer,
Mike Zanker, Academic Computing Service, The Open University, UK
Tel: +44 1908 652726, Fax: +44 1908 652193
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