how to build rs/6000 kernels

Dan Burcaw dburcaw at
Wed Sep 22 04:06:39 EST 1999


you want the zImage that's in chrpboot/ not boot/. The one in boot/ is for
PReP machines.

On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Brad Midgley wrote:

> hi,
> i'm trying to find out why i haven't been able to build my own kernel that
> will boot. (the YDL rs6k kernel will boot on this f50)
> i did "make common_config xconfig dep clean zImage" (i saved without
> changing any of the config options) and copied arch/boot/zImage to
> /tftpboot. then I booted the f50 from the net. the machine gets a default
> catch saying "PreP BOOT: Could not open deblocker." it does exactly the
> same thing if i try to boot from a floppy.
> is this the right build procedure?
> is openprojects a good mirror of vger? i'm using openprojects. 
> is there a known-good kernel source snapshot?
> do some combinations of build tools work better than others? i'm using
> fsirl's latest egcs with the latest binutils.
> Brad
> brad at |


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