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June 10th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Hi all,

I have been trying to configure a kernel souce tree for my project. I have ubuntu (draper drake) kernel installed and running. For my project, I downloaded the source files for the kernel from kernel.org, configured and compiled. I also updated the /boot/grub/menu.lst for the new kernel. When I restarted the system and selected the new kernel option, It started booting, but went blank (greenish screen). I waited for 5- 10 min and then tried Ctrl+Alt+F1. It gave me a black screen with cursor blinking (no command prompt). I then had to switch down and restart ubuntu. Ubuntu is working fine. Below is the menu.lst entry for the new kernel.
title Linux, kernel
root (hd0, 2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-
I am new to kernel programming. I do not know how to proceed from here. Please can anybody help me.
I am using sony vaio FJ series laptop with intel centrino processor(1.86Ghz, 1 GB RAM).
Thanks in advance