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kernel install problems on ibook 2.2 with sarge



Hi -

I hope someone here can tell me what might be wrong. 

For several times already i have tried to install a new kernel after the
original install of the 2.6 kernel with Sarge. Because i read that the
pmu works with the 2.4 kernel i wanted to install that one. Because
previously the installation of a self-compiled kernel has failed in the
same way i went safe and just did 
apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.27-power3-pmac

and rebooted. Now instead of booting the linux kernel i get the
following message: 
"
Please wait, loading kernel...
	Elf32 kernel loaded...
Loading ramdisk...
	/pci@f2000000/mac-io@17/ata-4@1f000/disk@0.4,/boot/initrd.img : 
No such file or directory
ramdisk load failed!

Apple Powerbook 4, ........
Welcome to Open Firmware .....

ok 
>
"

When i now type ok <return> the system boots into linux with the 2.4
kernel. This time i used the kernel and headers from here:
http://penguinppc.org/~eb/debian/dists/stable/main/disks-powerpc/
because i read on this list that this kernel had the right debian
installer for the powerpc and the xfs filesystem. However, the xfs
filesystem does not seem to be the problem here. 

I know from previous experience that the next kernel i will try to
install will just irrepairably break my system. I will first have to
make a fresh partition with the max osx disks, and then i can install
debian again, having wiped everything. This is the only thing that
worked for me. However, i will probably need to install another kernel
again because now i might have accidentally installed a woody kernel on
a sarge system.. 

I hope someone can help me. Many thanks in advance.

Mark de Vries. 



here is some further info:
------------------------------------------
\$more /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
cpu             : 745/755
temperature     : 3-5 C (uncalibrated)
clock           : 499MHz
revision        : 51.17 (pvr 0008 3311)
bogomips        : 996.14
machine         : PowerBook4,1
motherboard     : PowerBook4,1 PowerBook2,2 MacRISC2 MacRISC Power
Macintosh
detected as     : 257 (iBook 2)
pmac flags      : 0000000b
L2 cache        : 256K unified
memory          : 192MB
pmac-generation : NewWorld
--------------------------------------------
\$ ls -l /boot
total 16212
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   35866 2003-12-01 07:31 config-2.4.23-newpmac
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   40069 2004-10-03 12:15 config-2.6.8-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 4800512 1976-04-01 10:15
initrd.img-2.6.8-powerpc
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root root      24 1976-04-01 10:15 initrd.old ->
initrd.img-2.6.8-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  667271 2003-12-01 08:31
System.map-2.4.23-newpmac
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  942649 2004-10-03 13:13
System.map-2.6.8-powerpc
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root root      22 2005-07-16 17:33 vmlinux ->
vmlinux-2.4.23-newpmac
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 4513449 2003-12-01 08:31 vmlinux-2.4.23-newpmac
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 3964695 2004-10-03 13:13 vmlinux-2.6.8-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1588880 2003-12-01 08:31
vmlinux.coff-2.4.23-newpmac
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root root      21 1976-04-01 10:15 vmlinux.old ->
vmlinux-2.6.8-powerpc
----------------------------------------------
\$more /etc/yaboot.conf
boot=/dev/hda2
device=/pci@f2000000/mac-io@17/ata-4@1f000/disk@0:
partition=4
root=/dev/hda4
timeout=100
install=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot
magicboot=/usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot
enablecdboot

image=/boot/vmlinux
        label=Linux
	read-only
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img

image=/boot/vmlinux.old
	label=old
	read-only
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img.old
						
-------------------------------------------------
\$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda4              9377040   3019908   5880804  34% /
tmpfs                    95060         4     95056   1% /dev/shm





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