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sparc32 2.4 kernel (was Re: m68k, debian-installer, and DevFS)

In article <[🔎] 20030305125101.GA4138@pcpool00.mathematik.uni-freiburg.de> 
brl@pcpool00.mathematik.uni-freiburg.de writes:
>* Blars Blarson <blarson@blars.org> [030305 07:30]:
>> uniprocessor sun4m works on some patched 2.4 kernels

>Do you have some hints, which patches and what to be careful about? 
>I've severel sparcstation10 available and plan[1] to test the new 
>installer on them (network-booting is so nice with them). And from
>people of the local LUG noone seems yet to have succeded running 2.4
>on one of them.

I'm still recomending asking on the debian-sparc list, since I never
have tried linux on a sparc myself.  (I've got a sparcstation LX
(sun4m) and sparcstation 2 (sun4c) that I'll play with if I find the
time.)  The following was sent there:  (There are also sucess reports)

From: rob@osinvestor.com (Rob Radez)
Subject: sparc32 2.4.21-pre5 kernel debs
To: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 19:45:54 GMT

I'm currently uploading 2.4.21-pre5 kernel debs for sparc32, UP and SMP,
to http://osinvestor.com/sparc/debs/ that will hopefully boot this time
on SMP.  If they're still too big I'll try to modularize more stuff, in
which case more people will likely need an initrd.  pre5 UP boots fine
here, with a patch that I mailed off to sparclinux@vger.kernel.org.  I
make no promises on machines out of my control though.

Rob Radez

Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
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