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Cybane
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: Need Menuconfig Assistance on gentoo-sources-2.6.19-r5 Reply with quote

Well I am reinstalling Gentoo and not using a kernel that is not in
the guide and I need some assistance with configuring the kernel. I
was wondering if there is any documentation that I am not finding that
will show me what menuconfig items correspond to which peices of
hardware. I know this might sound like a silly questions but there
are somethings like /proc filesystem support that I am just not
understanding all the needed components. If it helps I am running an
Early 2004 iBook G4.

Here is my lspci if that helps any.

00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 2 AGP
00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M9+ 5C63
[Radeon Mobility 9200(AGP)] (rev 01)
10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 2 PCI
10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corportation BCM4306 802.11b/g
Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid Mac I/O
10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
10:1a.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
10:1b.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
10:1b.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
10:1b.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
20:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 2 Internal PCI
20:0d.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Intrepid ATA/100
20:0e.0 FireWaire (IEEE 1394): Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 2 FireWire (rev 81)
20:0f.0 Class ffff: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 2 GMAC (Sun GEM) (rev ff)

Any help would be nice really just looking to keep the same
functionality that I would have if using Mac OS X but I want to learn
how to setup it so I can do it myself and help others in the future.
I just have no clue where to being looking.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you could try emerging gentoolkit and using genkernel to give you a base config that has lots of options installed (most as modules) and then you can peruse through the menuconfig and disable what you think are safe options to disable.

Try:
Code:
#emerge gentoolkit
#genkernel --no-install --menuconfig


That will spit out a config generated by genkernel and then let you tweak it via menuconfig. On top of that, it won't compile/build it (though it can if you want via different command line switches) so you do it yourself.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, genkernel is its own package, so you'll need to do

Code:
# emerge genkernel


rather than

Code:
# emerge gentoolkit
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of using genkernel, there is also the option of simpling using "make pmac32_defconfig" as suggested in the handbook. This will configure a working kernel for most Apple PowerPC setups. You can then tweak the result for your specific hardware (turn off things you don't have). The PPC FAQ and handbook also have some good suggestions for common hardware configuration issues.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well now I am past that part I am having the same problem again with getting the correct file into /dev/hda2. I have partition setup properly. Using yabootconfig it asks me for the location of the boot image. Well I type in /boot/2.6.19-gentoo-r5 and the file does exist in the directory but I get asked again for the file location. So I try /mnt/gentoo/boot/2.6.19-gentoo-r5 again the same thing. Am I doing something wrong I have followed the guide step for step and I can not get the boot configed. I am going to post the exact error messages I get when I home from work tonight just wondering if someone has a thought about this?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cybane wrote:
Well now I am past that part I am having the same problem again with getting the correct file into /dev/hda2. I have partition setup properly. Using yabootconfig it asks me for the location of the boot image. Well I type in /boot/2.6.19-gentoo-r5 and the file does exist in the directory but I get asked again for the file location. So I try /mnt/gentoo/boot/2.6.19-gentoo-r5 again the same thing. Am I doing something wrong I have followed the guide step for step and I can not get the boot configed. I am going to post the exact error messages I get when I home from work tonight just wondering if someone has a thought about this?
Paste the output of
Code:
# ls /boot
when you are inside the chroot.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
So I try /mnt/gentoo/boot/2.6.19-gentoo-r5 again the same thing.


This should works because you are out of the chroot. Be carefull to avoid blank, tab etc, yaboot does not seems to like that.
(of course, you checked the file name and path, uh ? :-) )
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I ls /boot here is what I get:

2.6.19-gentoo-r5 boot gentoo-sources-2.16.19-r5

That is what I get so what I am typing in should work
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