I finally had the time to give a good look at this pre-built
kernel-image (I know, took me long enough :-), and got it working, but
with a couple of problems along the way.
Hardware: Motorola StarMax 3000/160 (pmac 4400 clone, 160 MHz 603e),
built-in Mach64 VT 1MB, PCI MacPicasso 540 (Cirrus Logic GD5480 chipset,
* Using BootX, it always boots with the console on the Mach64,
unless I check the "No video driver" box. (Didn't have a VGA
monitor to see what was wrong until this morning, the MacPicasso
has that funny Apple monitor port.) This behavior is different
from 2.2.19, but I'm not sure whether it should be considered a
* When I check "No video driver", most of it is fine, but there are
color blocks with little circles in them between "VFS: diskquotas
version..." and "Console: switching to colour frame buffer...",
which look like what I used to get with CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y, as
this kernel has. But this is merely a cosmetic problem AFAICT.
* The machine hangs when trying to set the clock. I notice there
are two rtc.o modules, in drivers/char and drivers/macintosh.
Could the kernel be trying to load the wrong one? Worked around
this by setting HWCLOCKACCESS=no in /etc/default/rcS, but then I
have to rdate...
* The machine hangs while "Starting printer spooler:". Could it be
trying to insmod parport.o? Worked around by purging lprng.
So now I'm up and running with 2.4.8, but the 3nd and 4th problems above
should probably be worked on.
Oh- and the openafs module builds and works! Would anyone like me to
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