lfs & ppc

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Apr 18 05:28:42 PDT 2005

Andreas Fehr wrote:
> Hi *
> I run into a different problems with my mac mini and LFS. I didn't find 
> answers in the book and am not sure, if there is a list with ppc topics. 
> So if I'm wrong in this list, please let me know.
> I have a running LFS system, but I'm not able to use my own kernel. I 
> have copied one of yellow-dog-linux. So I guess, yaboot and all the boot 
> stuff is correct.
> As soon as I copy one of my kernels, the system hangs or comes up with a 
> of boot error message.
> a) does this sound as a known problem of beginners?
> b) in the arch/ppc/boot/images directory of the kernel, I found 6 or 7
>    files that might be kernels. which one do I have to copy into my 
>    /boot directory?
> (none of the i386 systems I set up had similar problems)
> (and yes, I did use some .config file of ydl (though I'm not sure it was 
> the most recent one))

Whenever I build kernels on the ppc, I just use the uncompressed kernel, 
the 'vmlinux' file that shows up in the top of the kernel tree after 
you're done compiling.

Although it's not 100% complete, and may contain a few bugs, there's a 
multi-arch LFS book under development with a ppc section.  It might be a 
good reference for you:


Jeremy Huntwork

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