Re: Kernel v2.2.10

Subject: Re: Kernel v2.2.10
From: Scott R. Every (
Date: Thu Aug 19 1999 - 12:56:49 MDT

--On Thu, Aug 19, 1999 2:52 PM -0400 "Andrew B. Arthur"
<> wrote:

>> Does anyone know if I can boot YDL with kernel version 2.2.10?
>> If so, is it a simple case of replacing the old with the new in the
>> system folder? and has anyone tried it (please post results, feelings,
>> etc etc).
> Your best bet (it you have around 100 megs free on the partition /usr) is
> to build your own kernel, preferably from PowerPC-only tree, eg.
> Linux-pmac. via cvs at (see for details) or by ftp at
> ( doesn't work any more for
> domains).
> You definitely want to stay away from Linus 2.2.1x (as found on
> since his kernel tree has lost sync from Linux-pmac making
> Linus' 2.2.1x quite broken on the PowerPC :-(

don't know how true this is as I just got 2.2.11 with ANS patches up and
running on my ANS 700 with no problems....


> To build a kernel, you do this for Linux-pmac kernel:
> make mrproper
> make pmac_config (only if you got the linux-pmac)
> make xconfig (Now you have to configure, what your kernel should
> do/know -- you can also use 'make menuconfig' for an interface like the
> RedHat installer or 'make config' for a command line interface)
> make dep
> make clean
> make vmlinux
> make modules
> make modules_install
> Note: If it fails with an error about CHRP_boot, that's a bug in some
> Kernel 2.2.x versions, you can usually just get around it by finding the
> place were you are getting the error and comment it out.
> Then you just copy /boot/vmlinux to Mac Disk:System Folder:Linux
> Kernels:vmlinux (using your favorite method -- such as mounting it if
> it's a HFS partition, or using a Zip disk to get it onto a Mac partition,
> or some other method).
> Yes, it's alot of steps, but it's worth it -- you'll get the drivers and
> support for file systems you need, and not have unnecessary ones -- so
> you'll use less memory, and everything will feel slightly faster.
> You can also just get a kernel binary (from
>, and pop it
> into Mac Disk:System Folder:Linux Kernel:vmlinux. Then you need to untar
> modules-x.x.xx.tar.gz into /. Finally copy to /boot.
> As you can see, upgrading your kernel isn't exactly cake -- since it's a
> major, major upgrade to your system (you are replacing it's guts).
> Thanks,
> Andrew Arthur a.k.a. AArthur
> AIM: arthur998

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