Re: 2.1.72/3: boot problems

Bill Hawes (
Sat, 20 Dec 1997 10:59:55 -0500

Martin Imrisek wrote:
> A little while ago I posted that when booting a 2.1.72 (SMP) kernel, the
> boot seemed to have stopped at the point when the random seed gets
> initialized. Basically the machine just sits there... I still have the
> same problems for 2.1.73 and I am not sure what could be causing the
> problem since most of my kernel options are the same as they were for the
> 2.1.66 kernel that I compiled, which incidentally, works well for me.

Try making CONFIG_UNIX=y instead of m. Someone posted an analysis of the
problem -- it seems there's a Catch 22 because loading a module needs
CONFIG_UNIX to communicate with kerneld.