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Re: sparc32 etch kernel compile help needed

Jurij Smakov wrote:

On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 10:45:37PM -0500, Robert Reif wrote:
I'm trying to compile a kernel on etch without success. I first tried a 2.6.21-rc1 and it failed to boot because the image was too large. I next tried the debian source in /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.18.tar with the same results. Both were configured with the config from /boot.

For sparc32 you need to strip the kernel of non-essential parts in order for it to fit into the space reserved for it. It goes approximately like this:

cp /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-sparc32 vmlinux.gz
gzip -d vmlinux.gz
strip -R .comment -R .note -K sun4u_init -K _end -K _start vmlinux
gzip -9 vmlinux
mv vmlinux.gz /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-sparc32

Best regards,
Thanks, I'll give it a try tonight. Shouldn't make-kpkg or dpkg --install .deb do this for me?

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