Re: Kernel 2.2.12-2.ppc.rpm install, woe is me!

Subject: Re: Kernel 2.2.12-2.ppc.rpm install, woe is me!
From: Evan Read (
Date: Sun Oct 10 1999 - 01:12:12 MDT

I got the same thing...

You can't email the vmlinux file back to yourself? It is huge, but at
least gets you booting into it.

One you get that sorted, you'll prolly find everything else works too..

>Ok, I'm panicking now , have sent this message from the mac partition as
>linux is no more.
>I had a go at installing 2.2.12-2 to 'test' this experimental kernel (need
>the printer support).
>Well I installed it with rpm -Uvh kernel-2.2.12-2.ppc.rpm and I get an error
>saying it cannot remove
>"lib/modules/2.2.6-16bpmac" directory (not empty). Not to worry, can remove
>that later.
>So I go to copy the vmlinux file over to my exchange partition to get it
>into my
>mac system folder, well I find I cannot mount the partition ( ... kernel
>doen't support "hfs" file
>system??). Allright, I backtrack by trying to re-install my old kernel with
>rpm -U --oldpackage.
>However it can not find the old 2.2.6 files anywhere??? Where does rpm put
>the old files
>when it does an upgrade anyhow?? Locate coudn't find them (after updatedb of
>Ok, so I thought I'd point rpm to the copy on the YD cd-rom drive, only to
>find that I
>cannot mount the drive. ( iso9660 not supported in this kernel!)
>I guess to get my system up and running I need to get a copy of the
>vmlinux-2.2.12-2etc file into
>my system folder, I presume that is the main problem -- help please.
>I used the "rpm -U" install option, as the README file had no mention of
>using "rpm -I"
>Can someone please tell me how to recover from this, without having to
>re-install YD 2.2.6
>all over again. I have a (two-week old) backup of most files in my exchange
>partition, but I'd
>have to re-install 2.2.6 to be able to use it.
>Maybe someone can send me the vmlinux-2.2.12 file (if that is the problem).
>Thanks in advance.
> Bernie Mentink.
> Christchurch, New Zealand.
> email:
> fax: 64-21-218-9791

Evan Read

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