kernel 2.4.8-apus versus 2.4.8-powerpc? devfsd?
e|d£?when I use "apt-cache search kernel-image --name-only" I get a
listing of several kernel-images. Could somebody tell me what the
differences of the following images are:
kernel-image-2.4.8-apus or kernel-image-2.4.9-apus (does these kernels run
on a powerpc?)
Several weeks ago, I already asked something about woody kernels. In one
answer there was the package (I suppose) devfsd mentioned and that it has to
be installed too when a 2.4.x kernel is used. I read Richard Gooch's paper
"Linux Devfs FAQ", but what he has written isn't easy to understand for a
newbie. So I have to ask some questions:
(a) How can I find out if devfs is compiled into the kernel I am going to
use (I won't compile a kernel by myself yet)?
(b) When I install devfsd does devsfd modify the devfsd.conf file by itself
so that my system will still run after a reboot?
(c) In Richard's text I found the hint that devfsd only work with kernels
2.3.x or higher. If so, can I still use my kernel 2.2.19 and choose between
version 2.2.19 and version 2.4.x on the "yaboot-level"?
(d) Is there a "devfsd-Howto" for newbies?
Some questions to understand my Debian system a little better:
(a) Why can I find the kernel-images with "apt-cache ..." but not with "find
/ -name 'kernel-image*'?
(b) On the directory-level of root, lib, etc. I also find /vmlinux. Is
/vmlinux a symbolic link to the kernel-image that I can find in the
directory /boot? What is the advantage to use such a link? Is there any
command to read the content of such a link?
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