Boot Problems

Michael Riedl (
Sat, 7 Oct 95 21:58:11 MEZ

Hi there!

I just compiled the 1.3.30 kernel as elf with gcc 2.7.0. But when I tried to
boot this new kernel with lilo it doesn't get too far: After switching to a
text screen with smaller characters, I can't read any message, because many
lines like:

12345678 87654321 12abcdef 54536212 65937812 65fde431 78abc8ed 123fd5ba

are displayed, so the screen scrolls fast. To switch back to my old kernel
1.2.00 I pressed my reset button, and at the lilo prompt I chose my
small emergency linux partition. But surprise :-( theres exactly the same
problem. How can this happen? I didn't change anything with my emergency
partition. Even a boot-disk with the new kernel (without lilo) won't work.
But a boot-disk with lilo (kernel 1.2.0), my last emergency disk, did work

Do I need a special lilo to boot kernels made as elf, but why is an old
non-elf kernel at another partition affected by my new kernel? Any why
does even the new boot-disk not work? Can this be an aout-elf problem?

Please help, because I need a kernel that can use modules as I want to use

Thanks for any hint!


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