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SV: which kernel should I download?

If i had to choose i'd give
kernel-image-2.6.6-power3 - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-power3 
a try.

But i like to compile my own kernels :)

if you'd like that, rsync the source from source.mvista.com
with; rsync -avz --delete source.mvista.com::linuxppc::linuxppc-2.5-benh
(first mkdir /usr/src/2.6)


-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Natxo Asenjo [mailto:natxete@xs4all.nl] 
Skickat: den 22 maj 2004 14:35
Till: ppc
Ämne: which kernel should I download?


I am new here, recently got an old ibook from an ex-colleague because she
'could not use word in it' (sigh, but at the same time very happy with the

So after some hesitations, I finally decided to give it a go (I do not even
have an mac os 9 install cd just in case) I downloaded the woody ppc iso and
with the online handbook close to it I have installed it and everything is
working fine. In the meantime I have upgraded from woody to testing and am
able to run kde 3.2.2, which is nice for a computer with only 96mb ram. 

Anyway, my original question. As you have probably guessed by now, I am
really new to this hardware. I can see this:

natxete@apple:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
cpu             : 740/750
temperature     : 46-48 C (uncalibrated)
clock           : 299MHz
revision        : 131.0 (pvr 0008 8300)
bogomips        : 598.01
machine         : PowerBook2,1
motherboard     : PowerBook2,1 MacRISC Power Macintosh
L2 cache        : 512K unified
memory          : 96MB
pmac-generation : NewWorld

but am not really sure which of the kernel-images to use for the 2.6.*
series. I see this stuff with apt-cache search kernel-image (among other

kernel-image-2.6.5-g5 - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-g5
kernel-image-2.6.5-g5-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-g5-smp
kernel-image-2.6.5-power3 - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-power3
kernel-image-2.6.5-power3-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-power3-smp
kernel-image-2.6.5-power4 - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-power4
kernel-image-2.6.5-power4-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-power4-smp
kernel-image-2.6.5-powerpc - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-powerpc
kernel-image-2.6.5-powerpc-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.5-powerpc-smp
kernel-image-2.6.6-g5 - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-g5
kernel-image-2.6.6-g5-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-g5-smp
kernel-image-2.6.6-power3 - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-power3
kernel-image-2.6.6-power3-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-power3-smp
kernel-image-2.6.6-power4 - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-power4
kernel-image-2.6.6-power4-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-power4-smp
kernel-image-2.6.6-powerpc - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-powerpc
kernel-image-2.6.6-powerpc-smp - Linux kernel image for 2.6.6-powerpc-smp

Obviously, only one cpu so the *smp ones are discarded, as are the g5 and
power4 (I think).

My uname -a:

natxete@apple:~$ uname -a
Linux apple 2.4.18-newpmac #1 Thu Mar 14 22:44:49 EST 2002 ppc GNU/Linux

Thanking you in advance for your help,


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