building and installing a new kernel makes my system unbootable

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Tue Jul 6 10:47:40 UTC 2010

05.07.2010 20:01, Robert P. J. Day:

> $ sudo make modules_install
> $ sudo make install
> $ sudo update-initramfs -c -k 2.6.35-crash+
> $ sudo update-grub
>   that's worked fine until now, but with this kernel tree, if i do the
> above and reboot, i not only can't stop in GRUB, but the boot fails as
> the kernel panics, claiming it can't mount a root file system.
>   i recovered by booting off the CD into rescue mode, mounting
> /dev/sda1 (/boot), then literally editing grub/grub.cfg and deleting
> the entries for that new kernel.  nothing else would allow me to boot.

If GRUB doesn't work with the entries for your self-built kernel but
does without them, it seems that exactly these entries makes GRUB choke.
WAG: Does it get better if you rename your kernel and initrd files to
something that doesn't end with a '+' character?


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