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Help? Could use some xpert advice...

Hi all-

Uprading my 2.4.18 kernel to 2.6.8 using Debian packages. I have a Pismo
with the internal disk split between Linux and OS9 partitions.  Did an
aptitude upgrade to "testing" before I commenced.  Everything seems to
have gone smoothly.

Here's the info I have in yaboot.conf:

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I ran ybin to install.

When I rebooted, I got a message from yaboot that it couldn't find
vmlinux.  I'm guessing that it's because the symlinks are in the root

lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     29 Mar  1 11:27 initrd.img ->
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     26 Mar  1 11:27 vmlinux ->
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     27 Feb 14 13:48 vmlinux.old ->

...and not the /boot directory.  So I'll need to change the yaboot.conf
lines to "image=vmlinux" and so forth, no?

Here's what's in my /boot directory:

total 13708
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  531419 Feb 14 13:48 System.map-2.4.18-newpmac
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  944303 Jan  8 18:54 System.map-2.6.8-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   18601 Feb 14 13:48 config-2.4.18-newpmac
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   39972 Jan  8 15:31 config-2.6.8-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    1024 Jan  5 07:06 first.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    1024 Nov 26  2001 first.b.preserved
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 4820992 Mar  1 11:27 initrd.img-2.6.8-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   45328 Jan  5 07:06 second.b
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   41680 Nov 26  2001 second.b.preserved
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 3573285 Feb 14 13:48 vmlinux-2.4.18-newpmac
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 3966115 Jan  8 18:54 vmlinux-2.6.8-powerpc

Do I need an initrd.img of the vmlinux-2.4.18-newpmac kernel or only the
2.6.8?  If not, then do I need to change my yaboot.conf lines under
"image=vmlinux.old" to what?  Do I say "initrd=vmlinux-2.4.18-newpmac"
or is there another statement I need to substitute?

Finally, as I was typing around in yaboot to get innto my system
somehow, I was able to enter "/boot/vmlinux-2.6.8-powermac" and run the
init process.  But it got hung at the following:

VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(8,1)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)

Does anyone know whether this is an artifact of my initrd issues above,
or is it something else entirely?  I was finally able to get into my
machine by typing "/boot/vmlinux-2.4.18-newpmac" at the yaboot "boot:"
prompt and things seems fine...

What's up with QUIK?  I got a message about being careful with dual boot
systems and answered "no" to it, but do I need to deal with it or can I
just forget about QUIK?

Also, looking ahead, will I need to run modconf to setup my desired mix
of driver modules?

Best and thanks,



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