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Re: compiling kernel for Sun4c on a Sun4m ??

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> Hi,
> I'm wondering if it's possible (and hopefully not too hard ;) ) to compile
> a kernel for my Sun4c IPX box on a Sun4m SparcSystem ?
> I tried just now using 2.4.0-test11, but it won't boot ;(
> I'm wondering if it's something i'm doing wrong, or that it's just not
> really that simple ;)

You shouldn't have any trouble compiling a sun4c kernel on a sun4m system
- - it's kinda like compiling a kernel for a 486 on an Athlon.

A bigger problem, though, is that the 2.4.0-testx really doesn't boot on
sun4c systems (well, it doesn't boot on my IPX - I haven't tried it on
any sun4m systems) - it fails to detect the SCSI controller and hence
can't find the root FS :(

If you can find a way to make it work I would like to know.

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