Re: 2.4.x kernels hang before uncompressing

From: Peter Wächtler (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 10:17:24 EST

Cengiz Akinli wrote:
> Hello all,
> We have a Tri-M PC-104 system with a Cyrix ZF486 processor that (in
> addition to being painfully slow building kernels) refuses to boot any
> 2.4.x kernels. It has a M-Systems Disk-On-Chip 2000 (which ironically,
> I got to work just fine with the 2.2.x kernel that I had to patch, but
> NOT with the 2.4 kernel that comes with a driver), but I don't think that's
> the problem, because the 2.4.x kernel is not even uncompressing, to say
> nothing of booting and trying to mount the root fs.
> It DOES appear to finish loading, because it outputs a linefeed after
> the line of dots in 'Loading linux....'
> The lilo used to install the boot sector on this Disk On Chip is
> a custom-patched one provided by the vendor. It works fine on 2.2.x
> kernels. Should I suspect it?

Perhaps the patched lilo can't cope with bzImage - only zImage?
only a cheap guess

Did you try to compile the kernel as i386?

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