Ultra5 + Linux kernel 2.6.1 = hangs while booting
I currently have version 2.4.18 #2 of the kernel, which came when I
installed woody for Sparc. Everything is 'stable', except for gcc and
related packages which were upgraded to 'testing' (gcc 3.3.2). I have been
trying to compile a version of 2.6.1 for over a week with lots of problems
and I'm finally stuck, exhausting the web and forums, and need some help.
I have tried endless .config permutations, the most promising being the 2.6
Ultra10 example from:
It seems like a lot of people like me have trouble with the size of the
kernel, and I can't ever use vmlinux, even compressed, so I follow these
The arch/sparc64/boot/image is then placed in /boot (along with the new
/boot/System.map) and added to silo.conf.
Whenever I try to boot to this from silo, I get:
Loaded kernel version 2.6.1
Remapping the kernel... done.
Where it flashes the keyboard LEDs once, then appears to freeze
I have tried many of the graphics modules, but is there one I need
specifically? How will my Ultra5 config need to be different from the
Ultra10? Should I go back to a 2.6 instead of 2.6.1?
Any ideas would be truly appreciated; I'm just tired of compiling.