On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 05:16:38PM +0100, Frank Kingswood wrote: > I am interested in doing some hacking on the N2100 kernel but worried to > leave my system unable to boot. At the moment my box runs with the > 2.6.18-4-iop32x kernel. If you have the latest redboot, you can allways telnet to redboot and boot known safe kernel. Alternatively if you have serial port access, you can recover from there as well. > Can anyone point me at > 1) any ARM patches that are not yet in mainline The only important patch not in mainline is the hwmon driver (temperature sensors and fans): http://lists.lm-sensors.org/pipermail/lm-sensors/2007-June/020190.html You can skip it, but then the fan wont run you need to keep the heat down by other means. Unless you live in a very hot country, just keeping the lid of is enough. There is some optional patches you might want to experiment with: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xscaleiop/ > 2) a kernel build procedure that will generate a kernel and initrd (but > does NOT flash these - I'll be using tftp) For the kernel kernel sourcetree: make iop32x_defconfig make cp arch/arm/boot/zImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.xx-myversion make modules_install For the initramfs update-initramfs -k 2.6.xx-myversion -c This will leave you with a kernel and initramfs in /boot, which you can copy over to your tftp server. For othe fficial debian way, see kernel-package and linux-2.6 packages. > Alternatively, is there any kernel worth having in the /testing/ > distribution? Pardon?
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