Others have reported similar problems, i.e.
NOTHING after the "booting kernel message".
My case is:
Dual P-II Xeons, Intel 440GX chipset.
Booting with loadlin or syslinux-1.50
CPU set to Pentium-II
No module support
No plug "n" play
Nothing unusual at all. (I've tried many variations)
I've built many kernels in the past and can still boot
Any advice would be most welcome.
Roger Brown bregor at anusf dot anu dot edu dot au
I found the problem. My fault. Sorry for wasting time/bandwidth etc.