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Re: debian installer, Nubus PPC (was uml, kernel 2.6)

On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 11:36:03PM -0500, Raylynn Knight wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-12-19 at 08:57, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have gotten the sources via bk, applied them to the debian
> > kernel-source-2.4.27 package, and build a package with it. I need to patch
> > kernel-package for it to work, but i tried building the kernel already like
> > that. 
> > 
> Great, I'll provide you with another patch soon.  I've added support for

Well, i got the 2.4.27 tag, so it may well be that many of the recent things
may be missing, which is exactly why i like to have you as co-maintainer.
Basically i did a bk export of the linuxppc-2.4.27-nubus or whatever tag, and
one of 2.4.27, and then a diff between the two. I could have generated the
.diff directly too, i think.

We will be making 2.4.28 kernels soon, but these will not go into sarge,
normally, and it may make sense to backport the more recent changes or

> additional Ethernet cards to the drivers and made some other minor
> changes.  I'm unfamiliar with bk and haven't figured out how to push the
> changes into the repository.

Ah, my guess is that you can't do that. How it usually works is that you send
the bk url to one of linus lieutenants or whatever they are called, or the
lists, and they pull it, but maybe you mean to the nubus bk repo ? 

> > Mmm, just discovered that you have to go looking into arch/ppc/appleboot, and
> > not the arch/ppc/boot/images, for the images. What is the name of the target
> > image file there ? I suppose that you need to use either : zvmlinux or
> > miboot.image ? What about the piggyback tool ? Is it used to include the
> > initrd in the kenrel ? 
> > 
> > Mmm, i just found out about : "Mach Kernel", this is probably the one we want.
> > 
> You found the correct one.  

Ok. what about the piggyback tool ? Is it used for what i think ? 

> > BTW, what about miboot ? Can miboot or bootx be used to boot nubus kernel ?
> > The sourceforge project home page seem to say so, did you have any experience
> > with this kind of stuff ? 
> > 
> I haven't been able to get miboot or bootx to work with any of the 5
> different supported models I have.  I have a PowerBook 1400 and have
> seen mailing list posts claiming that BootX worked with that platform,
> but BootX always errors out when I attempt it.

Well, i am more interested in the miboot situation, but we will see.


Sven Luther

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