RE: bootx and newly recompiled kernel?

Subject: RE: bootx and newly recompiled kernel?
From: Bryn Hughes (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 12:28:13 MDT

Because the MacOS (which your Mac originally boots into) has no idea
what an ext2 file system is. Since BootX can only see what the Mac
can see (namingly MacOS partitions) the kernel file has to be
somewhere that it can actually be loaded from. BootX does need to
know where your linux system is on your disk (hence the reason you
have to point it to it) but it reads the kernel from the MacOS side.


>Why do you have to place a copy in of vmlinux in the system directory of the
>Mac when using Bootx. I have my Bootx directed to /dev/sda7 which is my
>boot directory for linux. Do I still need to copy vmlinux to the mac system
> -----Original Message-----
> From: deadbeef []
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 8:49 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: bootx and newly recompiled kernel?
> On Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 03:14 , Frank wrote:
> hey, i just installed YDL 1.2.1 on my Wallstreet Powerbook
>G3 233, 256mb
> ram.. it runs badass, and i'm trying to recompile the
>kernel... i think i'm
> compiling it right, but no one is able to tell me what to do
>after i compile
> it.
> The website <> has a pretty good
>explanation of how to build your own kernel for YellowDog or LinuxPPC.


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