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Re: Testing 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernels on Amiga

On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 02:04:41PM +0200, Storm66 wrote:
> Hello,
> When using many kernels you will to have as many directories on the
> amiga side, each with all things to boot :
> kernel, System.map,amiboot and a script to launch.

You don't need amiboot and System.map for every kernel you want to use. I
have only one amiboot on my Amiga partition, and no System.map at all.
System.map is only used by linux (thats why it is in /boot) and by ksymoops,
which runs in linux.

All the kernels are in one subdir, the bootscripts one dir up:

root@aahz:/Amiga/ALinux>ll kernel
total 0
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2148056 Aug 17 21:47 vmlinux-2.6.7-amiga
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  695742 Jun 25  2003 vmlinuz-2.2.20
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  696468 Feb 26  2004 vmlinuz-2.2.25
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  696478 Dec 31  2001 vmlinuz-2.2.25-amiga
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  915583 Apr 23 21:11 vmlinuz-2.4.25
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  925874 Mar 14 20:11 vmlinuz-2.4.25-amiga
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  865788 Jun 18 17:41 vmlinuz-2.4.26-amiga
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  865642 Aug 17 21:42 vmlinuz-2.4.27-amiga

You do not really need the bootscript, you can type the commands by hand if
you want, or somebody could come up with a nice graphical frontend,
something like Penguin for Amiga. But there you have to reconfigure the
options, if you want to use a different kernel, instead of running or
clicking on a different icon.

BTW testing, I just rebuilt 2.6.8 with Roman's patch. Uploading it to the
usual page, but it will still take half an hour or so until they are all there.



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