Re: Change (installing) Kernel using a downloaded .tar.gz file ?
Christian Banik wrote:
i want to run my machine with a new kernel specialized for my hardware.
I think the architecture is not so importend, therefore i send my mail
to the i386 and the powerpc mailing list. I hope this is OK. I'm already
running Woody 3.0.2 on my Apple Powerbook with a 2.4.X? Kernel, and i
can't use X11. I thought the best would be using the specialized Kernel
so i don't have to configure anything. I've got the Debian CD's and my
kernel: linux-benh-powerbookG4-2.4.23-pre5-ben0.tar.gz on CD rom.
My problem is: I never installed something without dselect.
What commads do i have to use, to install the new kernel? My 2
Questions: How to configure lilo (yaboot for PPC) and how to install a
.tar.gz file? Do i need the .conf file for the kernel?
1.) This is my /etc/yaboot.conf file (under i386: /etc/lilo.conf.):
boot=/dev/hda9 my boot Partition
image=/vmlinux and NOT vmlinuz!
2.) I found out to use the following commands, please tell me, if i'm
wrong and this won't work!
cp /cdrom/linux-benh-powerbookG4-2.4.23-pre5-ben0.tar.gz /usr/src
tar xzvf linux-benh-powerbookG4-2.4.23-pre5-ben0.tar.gz
You can ease the following steps up by using kernel-package
first of all do the following :
( while in /usr/src )
- make a symbolic link called linux pointing to the kernel-source
ln -s linux-benh-powerbookG4-2.4.23-pre5-ben0 linux
CC=gcc-2.95 make-kpkg kernel_image
after that, a rather simple dpkg -i kernel-image-2.4.23*.deb will
install the kernel and update all of your config files. ( the *
represents the rest of the filename )
hope that helps.
cd arch/i386/boot <--- I don't have a i386, and even worse: i dont
have the directory /arch???
cp bzImage /vmlinux <--- And NOT vmlinuz!
ybin (on i386 lilo)
Is that right? Can anyone help me?
Thanks a lot,
Bob Hentges | .''`.
http://bhentges.luxadmin.org | : :' :
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