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tparker
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 5:30 am    Post subject: yaboot & kernel on g5? Reply with quote

I'm attempting to install the kernel & boot loader for my Gentoo 2005.0 installation on a dual-PowerMac G5, but appear to have some problems. When asked to specify the kernel path by yabootconfig, it then complains that it can't determine the necessary information. What information is it trying to determine?

(I'm installing from within a chroot environment as part of the LiveCD installation - but --chroot option seems to require a path set for it?!?)

Quote:
yabootconfig: Cannot find a kernel, please locate one
Enter path to a kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-gentoo-r8
yabootconfig: Could not determine necessary information, aborting...
yabootconfig: Are you using chroot yabootconfig instead of yabootconfig --chroot ?


The kernel, I notice, is 7mb... which seems a lot compared to the usual 1mb x86 kernel. Install guide says to use 'vmlinux' file for kernel - surely it should be arch/ppc64/boot/bzImage (like the x86 equivalent)? But there's no bzImage in there... Why the inconsistency?

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JoseJX
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the ppc64 handbook never updated their yabootconfig directions, see the regular ppc handbook for more detailed instructions on running yabootconfig. I've explained the reason for the different kernel yout other post.
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