Linux Init Hangs

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Fri Sep 26 19:24:20 EST 2008

Dear =?iso-8859-9?Q?Mustafa_Cay=FDr?=,

In message <7B9A8FF57DBB524190E98CABF6E56F07DD412C at> you wrote:
> my kernel hangs by initializing the system. My target is mpc7457-based. =
> I use ELDK 3.1.1 and mount my root-fs over nfs.

ELDK 3.1.1 is vry old - and it means that you must be using a 2.4
Linux kernel, whichis also very old.

Please consider updating to current versions.

> After printing the message "Freeing unused kernel memory: 112k init", it
> hangs Any ideas?

You provide very little information, so we can only speculate.

Are you sure that /dev/console exists in your target root file
system, and did you run the ELDK_MAKEDEV script when installing the

Also, did you pass the appropriate console=... boot argument to the
Linux kernel?

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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