New kernel & "HAL patch" stall at boot screen

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New kernel & "HAL patch" stall at boot screen

Postby DapperMe17 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:36 am

Elyssa

Hello,

Just recently received the ".22" kernel update.

1st boot into the new kernel was flawless.

However, after successfully recompiling "HAL patch" (same process I completed for the previous kernel) from source, for the AR5007 wireless card & rebooting, the new kernel stalls at the boot screen & will not boot.

At the moment, I have both the .19 & .22 kernels available at Grub.

Both have been identically configured with the "HAL patch" source code. .19 works great, but .22 doesn't boot after compiling the "HAL patch."

Any ideas?
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Re: New kernel & "HAL patch" stall at boot screen

Postby Husse » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:32 am

This is exactly why we have mintUpdate and categorize a kernel update in category five and as such potentially dangerous
Kernel 2.6.22 is not supported by Mint (it's not even in the repos I believe)
To understand your problem you would probably need to examine the kernel closely unless you made a mistake in compiling
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Re: New kernel & "HAL patch" stall at boot screen

Postby DapperMe17 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:57 am

Thanks Husse, good to know.

Not a big deal, I'll look into it furthur.

I can always uninstall that new kernel.


Would you recommend always keeping with the current kernel, if it's working fine?

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Re: New kernel & "HAL patch" stall at boot screen

Postby Husse » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:57 am

Almost always
I always have the newest of everything to test (and no wifi!) and good backups in case something breaks
So with good backups (of the entire system - I use a disk imaging program) you can afford to experiment - else it's best to keep th old kernel unless there's some security flaw or such in it
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Re: New kernel & "HAL patch" stall at boot screen

Postby ronnoc » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:32 pm

Husse wrote:Almost always
I always have the newest of everything to test (and no wifi!) and good backups in case something breaks
So with good backups (of the entire system - I use a disk imaging program) you can afford to experiment - else it's best to keep th old kernel unless there's some security flaw or such in it


Husse, can you recommend a good Linux disk ghosting type program? Thanks.
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Re: New kernel & "HAL patch" stall at boot screen

Postby Husse » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:42 am

I'll tell you a secret :)
I use a CD made under Win XP with Acronis Workstation
When I had my computer business I used XP and backed up several times a day not to risk loosing any critical info
Saved my but more than once
I know Acronis has a Linux version but it is not cheap, but they are the best (unless things have changed since I checked)
This is a field where I have not found that many good options, but they exist
partimage is the one I find in the repos
Probably works fine, the only thing that stops me from using it is that it can't make incremental backups so it takes up quite a bit of disk space
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