Re: kernel-image-2.6.16-2 on oldworld (success with a small change in config)
On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 03:20:58PM +0200, Hans Ekbrand wrote:
Hi, please make sure you CC debian-kernel too on issues like this.
> The official debian kernels for powerpc stopped working for me with
> 2.6.16 (2.6.15 works fine). The 2.6.16 ones fail to mount root fs at
> boot, which I have reported in bug #366620
> I compiled my own 2.6.16 with a minimal change in .config, and that
> was it, 2.6.16 now boots on my oldworld mac.
> The needed change in config was the following: (diff against
> ./boot/config-2.6.16-2-powerpc in the package
> < # Sat Aug 19 00:42:57 2006
> > # Fri Sep 8 09:14:38 2006
> < CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=m
> > CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y
> < CONFIG_EXT2_FS=m
> > CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y
> < CONFIG_FS_MBCACHE=m
> > CONFIG_FS_MBCACHE=y
> I think this shows that there is some problem with loading the proper
> modules for ide and ext2 from the initrd. As stated in the bugreport
> of #366620 I have tried both yaird and the other initrd creator.
> I don't know about the
> thing, that must have been set automatically.
> Will you consider appling this patch to the config? While it is not
> the right solution in the long term, it would make oldworld macs run
> with official debian kernels again (at least the ones with
No, please get the ramdisk creator packages to get fixed for this one, if it
is that the issue.
Also, can you please try the 2.6.18-rc6 packages from :
and see if your problem persists there.