Custom 2.6 Kernel on Power5 pSeries

will schmidt will_schmidt at
Sat Apr 9 00:19:06 EST 2005

Yaoping Ruan wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there anybody had successful experience compiling 2.6 kernel on Power 
> 5 servers? We recently purchased a Power5 p520 server and installed with 
> RHEL4 for ppc64. While the installation was ok, I had problem compiling 
> a custom kernel.
> I installed the kernel src rpm, generated the ppc code, and compiled the 
> kernel with the default config in /boot. When I updated the yaboot.conf 
> and reboot, it died in the middle reporting "vfs error ...".
> I'd appreciate if anybody can share some experience with me, or give me 
> some links for instruction.
> -Yaoping
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Did you also build an initrd with your new kernel?   (with mkinitrd 

Filesystems and scsi drivers are usually modules, and are most likely 
missing from your newly built kernel.


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