From: Paul Sladen (vserver_at_paul.sladen.org)
Date: Fri 16 Aug 2002 - 23:56:09 BST
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 branch
than your hardware, eg. P4 kernel on a PII/III.
Moral: Get a terminal server on the serial port and compile your own kernels.
> All four servers were using standard hardware; there were nothing exotic.
Are they all identical? Is there any hardware that is/isn't in the machines
that did/didn't boot? (eg. 3ware RAID controllers? ;-)
> Should I compile my own kernel instead? (I have never done it before).
-- Nottingham, GB