Boot up fail with linux-next source code tag next-20141226

Sunil Shahu sunil.rockon at
Tue Jan 6 05:09:00 EST 2015

Hi Sudip,
I was building and booting kernel on VMware Player. My guest OS is Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.5.0-48-generic. I tried to boot on both Linux and Windows host with Ubuntu guest and both fails to boot the newly built kernel.
Then I tried to boot on real hardware and linux-next boots up without any issue.
I still had a question that is this a common when kernel do not boot up on VM? I like to prefer VM because I have only one PC and it sounds risky to install new kernel everyday.
And thanks for the response.Sunil Shahu. 

     On Tuesday, 30 December 2014 2:56 PM, Sudip Mukherjee <sudipm.mukherjee at> wrote:

 On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Sunil Shahu <sunil.rockon at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to build and boot linux-next kernel tree.
> My original kernel with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was 3.5.0-23-generic.
> I checked out code with tag next-20141226. I generated a ".config" file with
> "make localmodconfig". I installed modules and kernel.
> On restart PC do not boot up.
> I then checked out tag v3.16-rc3 and booted. It worked pretty good and
> booted properly.
> I had few question from this exercise:
> 1) Why my PC didn't boot up with linux-next kernel?
> 2) Do I need to apply any specific patches to boot mainline linux-next
> kernel on my Ubuntu 12.04 PC?
> 3) How do people test mainline kernel-next? Do they apply their OS specific
> patch on linux-next tree or test linux-next on some specific OS?

I am regularly working with linux-next, and i am using ubuntu 13.04 ,
14.04. I never had to use any patch to boot it. also tested on 10.04.
what error message you got?


> Thanks,
> Sunil.
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