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Re: How to install a new kernel?

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 11:32:35AM +0200, Benoit Panizzon wrote:
> Hi all
> This is probably a stupid newbie question, but it's the first time I 
> install Debian on a sparc and I could not find any hint in the Kernel 
> Readme.
> Apparently there is no make bzImage in a Sparc.
> So I read the docs I found and tryed to figure out how silo loads the 
> kernel image.
> What I did looked reasonable to me:
> make vmlinux (and modules etc...)
> gzip vmlinux and call it vmlinuz.
> copy it to /boot/vmlinuz (where the 2.2 kernel from debian also resides)
> Copy System.map too.
> edit silo.conf and make it point to the new kernel.
> reboot.
> But, Silo on the sparcstation 10 I use won't boot. Something about the 
> image not being in the right format, not fitting in a buffer or similar.
> What's the right procedure to install a new kernel on a sparc4m then? As I 
> understood I don't need to execute silo like it is needed with lilo to tell 
> it the address on the disk.

Sounds to me like you compiled too much stuff into the kernel. Try
making some things modules.

Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
Deqo       - http://www.deqo.com/

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