Building new kernel
I recently got an old AS 200 4/100 and installed Debian 2.1 on it. After
some initial struggling I succeded. Now I've tried to build my own kernel
(2.2.12) but the new kernel keeps locking up during boot.
I never get further than:
Starting kswapd v 1.5
Serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
Sometimes it locks up in the middle of the serial driver line above.
Initial build was with serial support and support for console on serial
port. I've tried building without serial support at all (but it still
displayes the serial driver line! (Yes, I did make depend && make clean)).
I also tried disabling VGA support and enabling framebuffering as someone
else suggested in an earlier posting.
Has anyone managed to build 2.2.12 on a Debian Alpha system?
Another problem -- how do I boot directly of the harddisk? (This is a SRM
system). I've enabled SRM booting in the kernel, but make srmboot fails.
At the moment I power on, boot MILO of a floppy and then boot the kernel
either of the floppy or from the harddisc. The means I need both a serial
console and monitor/keyboard to boot. Both DU and NetBSD boots fine off
the harddisk with SRM, so I'm sure Linux can do it as well.
Sorry if this is a FAQ. I skimmed the mailing list archives without any