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alex.blackbit
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:46 am    Post subject: no "make install" for the kernel on alpha? Reply with quote

as i wrote in several posts before i moved one installation of mine from x86 to alpha
finally with success
i am using kernel 2.6.12.3 currently
after compiling i wanted to do
Code:
make install
as many times before,
but i got the answer that there is no make target for install
i do not have enough background information to understand this i believe...
why is there a difference in the makefile from x86 to alpha?
please could somebody clear things up a little bit
thanks alot in advance
kind regards
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm aware of a modules_install target for the kernels, but I've never seen an install target. Everything I've ever seen tells you to manually copy things over to your /boot directory to "install" the new kernel.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JPMRaptor wrote:
I'm aware of a modules_install target for the kernels, but I've never seen an install target. Everything I've ever seen tells you to manually copy things over to your /boot directory to "install" the new kernel.

There indeed is a make install, at least on x86's.

It copies vmlinux to /boot/vmlinuz-kernel-version and symlinks /boot/vmlinuz to it, renames your old kernel to /boot/vmlinuz-kernel-version-old and symlinks /boot/vmlinuz-old to it, updates lilo.conf (and grub/menu.lst?), then asks if you want to run lilo if that is your boot manager.

Quite handy actually B-)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: no "make install" for the kernel on alpha? Reply with quote

alex.blackbit wrote:

i am using kernel 2.6.12.3 currently
after compiling i wanted to do
Code:
make install
as many times before,
but i got the answer that there is no make target for install


On alpha, here's what you do to build and install a kernel on alpha:

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig (set up your kernel how you like)
make
make modules install
cp arch/alpha/boot/vmlinux.gz /boot/vmlinux-2.6.12.3.gz
cp ./System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.12.3.gz
cp ./.config /boot/config-2.6.12.3
ln -s /boot/vmlinux-2.6.12.3.gz /boot/vmlinux.gz

make sure your /etc/aboot.conf is configured correctly

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for the answer
i do know how to compile and install a kernel on my alpha
that's no problem
i just wondered why there is a "little helper" on the one architecture
and it isn't there on the other
do you think it would be possible to make such an install target?
i believe somebody would have to hack some things in the makefile???
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