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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:07 am    Post subject: Kernel Complie Question Reply with quote

I guess I need to apologize for the subject of my earlier post, the content of which is pasted below. It really isn't about my hair I need an answer to my questions so that I can move forward with Gentoo or bag it and go back to Yellow Dog. Please excuse any faux pax I may have done.



Help!! I'm going to be completely bald from pulling my hair out if I can't figure this out! I guess I'm more of a noob than I thought Sad
Couple questions than may sound dumb:

Is it possible to emerge the kernel form the live cd without a network connection and if so how? Seems to me that for dummies like me that would be the quickest way to be up and running with something that works--if it boots your machine and and you have the ability to configue X for the GUI... that would be sweet for me, anyway.

emerging ppc-development-sources results in ppc-development-sources-2.6.1-r1 in /usr/src/linux yet when you compile the kernel the message at the end of the compile process refers to System.map 2.6.1-benh1...what should one name the kernel to be placed in /boot?

I do the make && make vimlinux modules modules_install

then cp vmlinux to /boot/? (should this be vmlinux or kernel-2.6.1-r1 or 2.6.1-benh1 0r ppc-development-sources-2.6.1-r1 ?) Same question for System.map?

Sorry for the basic questions but I'm a loop here that I can't seem to get out of and I'd really like to get Gentoo up and running. As I've said in earlier posts I've been at this for several months now. I would like to disprove the old adage about teaching old dogs new tricks, but this has certainly been humbling to this point! Sad
Thanks for the help in advance!!
Steve
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know that it doesn't matter at all what you name your kernel? You can name it "foobar" or "awesomekernel2" or whatever. What matters is that your bootloader points to it correctly. Since you are using ppc you are probably using yaboot. Consult the gentoo handbook to make sure you configure yaboot to point to your kernel properly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I didn't know that thanks, the Handbook doesn't address that. I'll geve it another go.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was exactly what I needed to know, thanks!
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