AW: AW: Building kernel
I've removed this kernel and downloaded the newest source (benh6!) via
rsync. Then I've successfully compiled and installed it and - it works!
Thanks to everybody for the help!
> dunno whether you didn't read his release notes
> or he didn't notice his kernel was devfs-based,
> but those things are to be checked carefully
> before installing new kernels.
> boot with option "devfs=nomount" and remove that
> kernel or install devfsd
> On Sun, 2003-02-16 at 14:31, Reto Stalder wrote:
> > Hi Ajay,
> > > try
> > >
> > > Look for the iBook (not iMac!) benH tree kernel. This is a
> > > kernel and the config file used in building it is listed there for
> > > download.
> > >
> > > There is a very good page available
> > > out there which lists the whole installation process along w/
> > > config files.
> > > http://mega.ist.utl.pt/~mmsf/ibook.html
> > I managed to compile the kernel, doing the following steps:
> > - I've downloaded the source:
> > - I've unpacked the source to /usr/src/linux
> > - Then I've copied the .config file from
> > http://mega.ist.utl.pt/~mmsf/ibook.html to /usr/src/linux
> > - Finally I've compiled it the debian way with "make-dpkg
> kernel_image" and
> > installed it with "dpkg -i kernel... .deb"
> > On the next reboot, I got the following error:
> > <kernel>
> > Checking root filesystem...
> > fsck 1.30-WIP (30-Sept-2002)
> > fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda11
> > /dev/hda11:
> > The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> > filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
> > filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
> > is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate
> > e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
> > fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot
> > </kernel>
> > I have no idea how to solve this. By the way: the precompiled version of
> > benh5 works well, except the sleep mode (see my previous post
> "Problems with
> > pmu/display"). That's why I wanted to compile it by myself...
> > > way you want it. If you have trouble, post again and I will
> attach my
> > > ..config file that I am using on my ibook2.2 right now.
> > O that would be fine!
> > Thank you very much for your help!
> > Reto
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