RE: [vserver] Newbie Question on Kernel

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From: Peter Kwan Chan (
Date: Fri Aug 16 2002 - 21:00:23 EDT

Well, the two that worked right away were Celeron 800 and Celeron 1300.
The two that didn't work were Athlon 1 GHz (this one works after
correcting a "driver problem") and Pentium 4 1.6 GHz (currently waiting
for the tech to bring up the server). Of course, different versions were
used. However, they are all pretty modern processors.

They were not identical, but they were all using standard hardware (IDE
drives) and all had a working Red Hat kernel before (7.2 or 7.3).

I can't get serial access because the data center(s) that I am in
doesn't support/offer it.

I will try to custom-compile one, but I fear I may mess up (I am reading
the kernel how-tos now). In the meantime, any other pointers/hints/ideas
would be greatly appreciated.



-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Sladen []
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 5:56 PM
To: VServer Patch List
Subject: Re: [vserver] Newbie Question on Kernel

On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, Peter Kwan Chan wrote:
> [...] Onetime a tech told me that it was "a driver" problem, and this
> latest time the kernel "freezes at uncompressing kernel."

Could be trying to boot a kernel compiled for a more recent processor
than your hardware, eg. P4 kernel on a PII/III.

Moral: Get a terminal server on the serial port and compile your own

> All four servers were using standard hardware; there were nothing

Are they all identical? Is there any hardware that is/isn't in the
that did/didn't boot? (eg. 3ware RAID controllers? ;-)

> Should I compile my own kernel instead? (I have never done it before).

IMHO. Yes.


Nottingham, GB

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