RE: bootx and newly recompiled kernel?

Subject: RE: bootx and newly recompiled kernel?
From: Barry Sparenborg (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 13:12:38 MDT

Makes sense.

Thanks Bryan,


        -----Original Message-----
        From: Bryn Hughes []
        Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 1:28 PM
        Subject: RE: bootx and newly recompiled kernel?

        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
>G3 233, 256mb
> ram.. it runs badass, and i'm trying to recompile
>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
>explanation of how to build your own kernel for YellowDog or


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