cbeerse at lycos
Jun 17, 2008, 1:40 AM
Post #8 of 8
Dr Gavin Seddon wrote:
> I found a problem, vmlinux had not been generated when I made the
> kernel. Now, I tried to start again and the build fails with errors.
> This instillation is awful. Can anyone tell me of an easy way out or
> should I call it a day and try a different dist for hppa? Nevertheless,
> I have been impressed with what I have seen so far.
With hp-pa, there are several things to keep in mind on rebuilding the kernel:
First of all, I regard it as work-in-progress. Hence check the development
websites for information about building kernels. (start at pagesx at
http://www.openpa.net/linux.html like http://parisc-linux.org/)
Standard kernels are not known to work perfect, Before building a kernel from
source, peek at the pa-linux documentation if the version is "known to build" or
"known to not build", specially with regard to the hardware at hand.
Then, after building and installing the kernel there is palo, the boot-loader.
That's not lilo and not grub hence it has its own way to find the fresh kernel.
Best to pick its documentation from http://parisc-linux.org/ too.
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