Re: Trying to hose my computer

Dan Burcaw (
Wed, 19 May 1999 16:55:17 -0600 (MDT)

On Wed, 19 May 1999, Taska Harnischfeger wrote:

> Hello,
> Yes, contrary to all recommendations and sane advice, I am trying to recompile
> my kernel on a Blue G3.
> I have Yellow Dog running on a Blue G3 at work, where all of my coworkers are
> running Intel Linuxen. And we are expected to know how to recompile our kernels.
> So, here I am trying to hose my computer.
> I have the YellowDog Source CD, but, of course, that predates the first working
> Blue G3 kernel. And I've downloaded the 2.2.9 kernel from,
> but I'm suspecting there's some stuff which hasn't been folded in. I get two
> errors (neither of which says fatal) and then make xImage (or make install) just
> stops and there's no kernel.

Use 2.2.6. Past that the USB stack doesn't apply very well because Linus
incorporated his new USB code. You'll need to grap the 3 patches at

> Of course I have no idea what I am doing, having never owned any Intel boxes,
> running Linux or anything else, though I've played with (and supported) various
> linuxen/unixen at home and work. So, is anyone out there willing to help me
> hose my computer?
> Thanks,
> Taska


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