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JCScoobyRS
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:49 pm    Post subject: Installation from LiveCD Reply with quote

How does one emerge a kernel from the portage snapshot on the LiveCD? I am trying to do the fastest install possible and I want to use the portage snapshot to do so. Thanks, Jeremy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge ppc-development-sources (for 2.6)

emerge ppc-sources (for 2.4 i think, not on gentoo box right now)


for a look, cd to /usr/portage/sys-kernel and take alook around.


then after thats finished, if you want to use genkernel (easier) emerge genkernel,

other wise, cd to /usr/src/ppc-development-sources-2.6.x. (or something like that) and make menuconfig configure kernel, and then

make vmlinux modules modules_install ( correct me if im wrong, sometimes i get 2.4 and 2.6 instructions confused)

then copy vmlinux to /boot/vmlinux (or /vmlinux, it doesnt matter) do the same for System.map, and change you /etc/yaboot.conf file etc....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually roll my own kernel (x86) but I don't know what to enable/disable to ensure the best kernel for my PowerBook. Here are my specs for those wishing to help:

667Mhz PowerBook G4
ATI Radeon Mobility
DVD/CD-RW
Ethernet
PCMCIA
USB

It's a standard PowerBook. I need to get a bit of help if someone has it. Thanks, Jeremy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JCScoobyRS wrote:
I usually roll my own kernel (x86) but I don't know what to enable/disable to ensure the best kernel for my PowerBook. Here are my specs for those wishing to help:

667Mhz PowerBook G4
ATI Radeon Mobility
DVD/CD-RW
Ethernet
PCMCIA
USB

It's a standard PowerBook. I need to get a bit of help if someone has it. Thanks, Jeremy


yeah i would like the same for my G5

Dual 2GHZ G5
512mb RAM
ATI Radeon 9600
Superdrive
Ethernet
USB
Firewire

I would like to compile my own kernel because you can remove all the crap you dont need! but this is my first time installing gentoo and i cant seem to get it to compile! i get errors and it wont finish :(
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JCScoobyRS wrote:
667Mhz PowerBook G4
ATI Radeon Mobility
DVD/CD-RW
Ethernet
PCMCIA
USB


My config (kernel 2.6.6) for something almost like your machine (Tibook rev. III, 667MHz, Radeon M7 and all, except that I do not have a superdrive, just a combodrive i.e. CD-RW; it also does Airport wireless networking) is at http://turing.ubishops.ca/home/bruda/tibook-config-2.6.6 and works well for me (be warned though that I tweak it all the time and your environment may be different, so I would consider it a starting point rather than a definite config).

simon_b wrote:
Dual 2GHZ G5
512mb RAM
ATI Radeon 9600
Superdrive
Ethernet
USB
Firewire

Turing's config (kernel 2.6.4 with YDL patches) is at http://turing.ubishops.ca/home/bruda/turing-config-2.6.4-1.1321-smp32
Turing being a dual G5 (Radeon 9600 and all). This is almost the default YDL config with some tweaks (Turing talks from time to time with a Novel network, etc.). It may be bloated, I had no real interest in cleaning the thing up since I will be moving to Gentoo as soon as the distribution is stable enough (how are Apache and Xorg comming along for the G5 by the way?).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hej Bruda you wrote
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My config (kernel 2.6.6) for something almost like your machine (Tibook rev. III, 667MHz, Radeon M7 and all, except that I do not have a superdrive, just a combodrive i.e. CD-RW; it also does Airport wireless networking) is at http://turing.ubishops.ca/home/bruda/tibook-config-2.6.6 and works well for me (be warned though that I tweak it all the time and your environment may be different, so I would consider it a starting point rather than a definite config).

simon_b wrote:
Dual 2GHZ G5
512mb RAM
ATI Radeon 9600
Superdrive
Ethernet
USB
Firewire

Turing's config (kernel 2.6.4 with YDL patches) is at http://turing.ubishops.ca/home/bruda/turing-config-2.6.4-1.1321-smp32
Turing being a dual G5 (Radeon 9600 and all). This is almost the default YDL config with some tweaks (Turing talks from time to time with a Novel network, etc.). It may be bloated, I had no real interest in cleaning the thing up since I will be moving to Gentoo as soon as the distribution is stable enough (how are Apache and Xorg comming along
for the G5 by the way?).


I don't use Apache and I haven't gone over to Xorg (just the latest Xfree before the license issue) yet although I read posts in Gentoo that say it's quite stable and easy to install. I was wondering if your G5 had sound working yet? The marketing people at YDL replied to a email stating that they already had G5 sound working in-house and it would be available in YDL 4.0.

I (along with Pindar) have tried to get sound to work on our G5 but without success on kernel 2.6.6 (from kernel.org). Any suggestions would be greatly welcome!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaspal kallar wrote:
I don't use Apache and I haven't gone over to Xorg (just the latest Xfree before the license issue) yet although I read posts in Gentoo that say it's quite stable and easy to install.


There was a mention somewhere (not quite sure where though) that one thing on the todo list is Apache. I am not sure what to make of it given that I forgot the location. Turing is primarily a Web server and a development machine, so Apache would be quite important (for the first use). Anyway, I will try a live Gentoo install one day after all, cannot hurt, eh?

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I (along with Pindar) have tried to get sound to work on our G5 but without success on kernel 2.6.6 (from kernel.org). Any suggestions would be greatly welcome!


Nope, I do not have sound and did not quite make any effort in this direction, so I do not really have any suggestion. I would be glad to test things out though, but in honesty sound is not a huge priority for me given my rather scarce spare time.

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