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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:15 am    Post subject: How to build a 2.4 kernel x86 machine SOLVED Reply with quote

I am considering building an x86 machine based on the 2.4 kernel. 2.4 has left sys-kernel/gentoo-sources so I am considering =sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-2.4*.

The upgrade guide suggests I might need a 2.4 profile such as default-linux/x86/2005.0/2.4, but I don't know where to get one of those from. The kernel guide states that vanilla is not supported. And, I haven't found any hint of discussion about the topic. I have the feeling that the exercise is impossible and I should go back to bed.

Is it easy to build a 2.4 machine? If so, how?

Thanks for your time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I ask why you want to use 2.4?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ComaWhite wrote:
why?

Masochist.

Also, I'm interesting in using it for an xterminal on which there is an ATAPI (ide-scsi) burner.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI : There is no need to use ide-scsi (even on a 2.4 series kernel). It has been obsolete since app-cdr/cdrtools-2.0 came out quite a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyrillic wrote:
There is no need to use ide-scsi (even on a 2.4 series kernel)

The following is an analogy. jack and pulseaudio can be used to send sound from an application in computer A to speakers attached to computer B.

If the application of computer A is, for example, cdrecord, and there is an ATAPI burner in computer B, how can I burn from computer A to computer B without ide-scsi?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fog_Watch wrote:
If the application of computer A is, for example, cdrecord, and there is an ATAPI burner in computer B, how can I burn from computer A to computer B without ide-scsi?

I have never needed to do remote burning, but I would probably take this approach.

Login from computer A to computer B using ssh, then type "cdrecord dev=/dev/hdb ...", assuming the ATAPI burner is called /dev/hdb.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I right in guessing you just want to burn files stored on one computer with the other one's burner without copying the entire file first? You could probably do that easier with an NFS mount - the cdrecord/wodim man page says it's possible, you just have to be careful.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyrillic wrote:
Login from computer A to computer B using ssh, then type "cdrecord dev=/dev/hdb ...", assuming the ATAPI burner is called /dev/hdb.

Ugly, no good for Grandma and not very good for Xterminals. I want to be able to do the equivalent of $ cdrecord dev=REMOTE:rscsi@remote-host in xcdroast. I can with my SCSI writer. I used to be able to with my ATAPI writers too, but not any more now that ide-scsi is dead.

Ant_P wrote:
Am I right in guessing you just want to burn files stored on one computer with the other one's burner without copying the entire file first?

No. The following is what I want, as an example:
Quote:
$ cdrecord dev=REMOTE:rscsi@remote-host -scanbus
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a57 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2009 Jörg Schilling
scsidev: 'REMOTE:rscsi@remote-host'
devname: 'REMOTE:rscsi@remote-host'
scsibus: -1 target: -1 lun: -1
Warning: Using remote SCSI interface.
Using libscg version 'schily-0.9'.
scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) *
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) 'PLEXTOR ' 'CD-R PX-W1210S' '1.06' Removable CD-ROM
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Grandma must be pretty tech-savvy if she is interested in using rscsi for cd burning ... :wink:

By the way, if you upgrade to a non-ancient kernel version, you could use libata which would make all your IDE / ATAPI devices show up as SCSI.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Re: How to build a 2.4 kernel x86 machine Reply with quote

I'm working on doing the same, so I can run gentoo on an MGB100 based NAS.Haven't been able to get it to work yet.I'll let you know how I go, once I get some time to work on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyrillic wrote:
you could use libata which would make all your IDE / ATAPI devices show up as SCSI.

Thanks. That's what I did. Solved.

Postscript. I booted an old Slackware 10.1 2.4 kernel partition the other day. Gee, it's so much faster than the 2.6 kernel Gentoo partition.
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