Subject: Re: Kernel 2.2.12-2.ppc.rpm install, woe is me!
From: Dan Burcaw (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Oct 10 1999 - 12:59:02 MDT
Let me place just the vmlinux in that ftp directory too.. that you can
download it from MacOS if need be.
> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > email@example.com
> > fax: 64-21-218-9791
> Evan Read
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