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Re: kernel upgrade fails - 2.6.8-3 seems to not be a valid kernel to bootx

On Jul 13, 2006, at 8:14 PM, Dana Sibera wrote:

On 14/07/2006, at 9:34:04AM, Rick Thomas wrote:

For what it's worth, here is the kernel I have running on an up-to- date "sarge" machine (PowerMac Blue&White G3 - NewWorld, but just barely!).

$ file /boot/vmlinux-2.6.8-3-powerpc
/boot/vmlinux-2.6.8-3-powerpc: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, PowerPC or cisco 4500, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, not stripped

Hope it helps!

It does indeed - I just looked closer in /boot, and among all the other files in there (yes, I should tidy :) is a vmlinux-2.6.8-3 kernel dated May 25th, as well as the vmlinuz-2.6.8-3 kernel dated today. Could you do an ls -l on your boot and let me know what date's on your vmlinux-2.6.8-3-powerpc ?

The vmlinux-2.6.8-3-powerpc seems to work well, but I'd like to know it's a valid one, not yet another relic from me starting a kernel upgrade and not copying everything over to BootX in order to actually get it running :)


$ ls -lA /boot
total 12684
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  944825 May 24 20:56 System.map-2.6.8-3-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  944355 Nov 23  2005 System.map-2.6.8-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   40003 May 24 19:25 config-2.6.8-3-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   40003 Nov 23  2005 config-2.6.8-powerpc
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 26 Apr 3 16:33 initrd.img -> initrd.img-2.6.8-3-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1536000 Jul 10 03:47 initrd.img-2.6.8-3-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1515520 Dec 27  2005 initrd.img-2.6.8-powerpc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Jan 20 02:48 initrd.img.old -> initrd.img-2.6.8-powerpc lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 23 Apr 3 16:33 vmlinux -> vmlinux-2.6.8-3-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 3967192 May 24 20:55 vmlinux-2.6.8-3-powerpc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 3966629 Nov 23  2005 vmlinux-2.6.8-powerpc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Jan 20 02:48 vmlinux.old -> vmlinux-2.6.8-powerpc
$ md5sum /boot/vmlinux-2.6.8-*
984576307a5082ef25c13959f3080eb1  /boot/vmlinux-2.6.8-3-powerpc
720d793503a4dc0bcbe53531e72d74a2  /boot/vmlinux-2.6.8-powerpc

The vmlinux-2.6.8-powerpc is the one that came off the Debain 3.1r0 install disk back in January. The more recent one is the update installed by aptitude in April. I believe it to be the latest.



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