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RichardLOZ
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:07 am    Post subject: Help with Sun Ultra 5 install Reply with quote

Hi there, well I have followed the install docs on the site and all looks good until after the kernel has been compiled.

When it comes to installing the kernel is where things go wrong.

# cp arch/sparc64/boot/image /boot/<kernel-version>

is the command that needs to be entered to copy the compiled kernel across, but when I do that I get not found, there is no arch/sparc64 directory, so I really dont have a clue what is happening here.

I have gone through the compile twice now with the same result. if anyone can assist with this it would be most appreciated.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardLOZ,

There is an extra command needed to build the image file, which I missed on my first time away from IA32.
The sparc handbook says
Code:
(For 2.6 kernel, sparc64)
# make && make image modules_install
Notice the extra
Code:
make image

However, the /usr/src/linux/arch/sparc64/boot directory should be there without the make image.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that......I am on my second attempt at the moment, so will start the compile and then head off to bed and finish it tomorrow. Had to rescue my HD before I could continue as it wasnt playing like it should have size wise.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that didnt work, got the

Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
Press L1-A to return to the boot prom

error so did some searching and am now about to compile the 2.6 kernel and see what happens this time.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardLOZ,

Thats further on though, so thats progress.

You may not interchange 2.4 and 2.6 kernels without swapping devfs and udev, or using a static /dev so you need neither.
There are a few other things too. Its all covered in the sparc handbook.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Gentoo on Sparc.
Better off here.
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