Re: [stable] aboot - support recent kernels, fix build issues
From: dann frazier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 02:56:32 -0600
Subject: [stable] aboot - support recent kernels, fix build issues
etch's aboot doesn't permit booting recent 2.6 kernels. While
backporting a fix for this issue, I ran into a couple of other build
issues that prevent etch's aboot from being rebuilt properly.
The proposed patch for this update and more detailed explanations are
This package is currently orphaned, but the previous maintainer did
Other than the testing I mentioned above, I've also had successful test
reports from Bdale and Tim Cutts (on albeniz.d.o, iirc).
This is obviously a requirement for alpha support in etchnhalf since
2.6.24 adds the ELF header incompatability. (Though releasing w/o
alpha support is an option as well).
The aboot in both lenny and sid work but it is just a matter of proper installation.
Also, off topic here but the kernel builds in etch were at one point installing with symbolic links wrong from root but all symbolic links must be in "/boot/" on a typical etch install and /boot is a separate ext2 partition with a separate "/boot/etc/aboot.conf".
/dev/sda3 5156060 633116 4522944 13% /
tmpfs 60464 0 60464 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 10240 104 10136 2% /dev
tmpfs 60464 0 60464 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda2 73202 21337 47959 31% /boot
/dev/sda7 26625460 781576 25843884 3% /home
/dev/sda6 385824 8500 377324 3% /tmp
/dev/sda4 2883640 384616 2352540 15% /var
If you think my downgrading to your aboot deb packages is safe then I will test it but please reply to me. You may do so off list if you prefer. However, I can confirm that the aboot versions in testing and unstable do work fine.
>From /boot/ ( remember it is separate ext2 )
Use : "swriteboot -f1 /dev/sda bootlx"
special note : if you don't use the "-f1" switch it will fail.
If you can use lenny ( testing ) or sid ( unstable ) aboot source you might consider it. They work well. I would recommend using lenny or sid aboot.
By the way Dann, I see your patches for the 2.4 nubus ppc kernel so I know your work.
Rodney Ross <email@example.com>