How do I build/install the kernel on a XO?
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Apr 7 19:13:26 EDT 2007
I found a recipe for building the kernel at
I've got a FC6 system. git clone, make oldconfig,and make seemed to do
I'm a bit suspicious of the .config file. I'd expect one/some of these to be
# CONFIG_M386 is not set
# CONFIG_M486 is not set
# CONFIG_M586 is not set
# CONFIG_M586TSC is not set
# CONFIG_M586MMX is not set
# CONFIG_M686 is not set
# CONFIG_X86_GENERIC is not set
Is that really the right config file? (Maybe I fatfingered something?)
make install tries do a normal install on the current system.
I'm assuming I can do the build on a handy machine, transport the bits to a
running XO, install them there, and then reboot. Is that reasonable?
A: My handy machine is FC6 on an Intel PC. I'm assuming
that's close enough to the XO that I don't have to do a real
cross-compile type build.
B: I'm willing to re-install everything from scratch/flash if
my new kernel doesn't work.
Assuming I'm on the right track, does anybody have a simple recipe for the
transport/install step? I'll be happy with transport via flash or scp.
My XO:/boot/ has things like:
Do I need them and/or what are they used for and where do they come from?
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