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Re: Touching vmlinux.coff, was Re: Current benh-kernel fails to boot (after clock) on iBook G4



Hello Sven,
On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 06:47:10PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> Well, this is not a bug against kernel-package, at least i belive that
> from a cursory examination, but a bug in whatever kernel-source you are
> using.
<snip>
> Nope, since the kernel-image-2.4.25-powerpc-pmac contains both the .coff
> and the elf vmlinux. I believe this is a bug in the -benh snapshot you
> are using, a bug i probably fixed a few month ago, and is present in the
> package.

Ok. So I should ask Benjamin Herrenschmid to fix this and close the
Debian bug, right?

> I would recomend you install kernel-source-2.4.25, and apply the patch
> in kernel-patch-2.4.25-powerpc to it, and you should not have this
> problem.

Ok. I just followed the Debian-on-ibook guides out their and every
single source said to recompile the kernel using the benh-tree, so
that's what I did.

> > P.S. Since there are many subtle details when setting this machine up
> >      properly, I am still on my way, but I try to figure out bugs if I can
> >      and report them so future people will have even less trouble.
> >      Unfortuntely providing patches on this architecture is too early
> >      for me :-((
> 
> Well, i don't know what you are trying to do, but you should be able to
> just download the beta4 debian-installer (either one of the CD isos
> would probably do) and install your box with that. No need for
> selfcompiling any kernel or something.

I did use the beta4-Installer, and reported to this lists the
obstacles I had (well, learned more about ppc). I think one of them
was fixed already by Colin Watson. 

Since I adjust the kernels always, I recompiled (and I needed lvm,
some crypto-modules). I did not try to stick with the Debian provided,
because of the above recomendations. 

My machine is not currently fully supported by Debian (e.g. my radeon
card is too new), so thats why I try to switch to 2.6 right now.
Currently I have no devices (but the grey X seems to work) and I start
reading about udev which I probably will need. If I run into deadlocks
here, I'll return and ask for help.

Thanks for your help. 

Greetings

         Helge

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