No kernel messages displayed on 2.6.26-rc2

Denver Gingerich denver at
Fri May 23 13:42:41 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Andres Salomon <dilinger at> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 May 2008 13:23:46 -0400
> "Denver Gingerich" <denver at> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 1:10 PM, Andres Salomon <dilinger at>
>> wrote:
>> > Did you manually build that?  Automated kernel builds are very
>> > seriously broken right now..
>> Yes.  I did this by running the following on a checkout of the latest
>> master kernel git:
>> make olpc_defconfig
>> make binrpm-pkg
>> Since I don't have root, the last command failed to build an RPM (it
>> wants to put it in /usr/share/redhat/RPMS) so I copied the files it
>> had created out of /var/tmp/kernel-2.6.26rc2-root instead.  Aside from
>> the error building the RPM, the kernel compile went fine.  If my build
>> method could result in problems that aren't in the kernel tree, please
>> let me know.  I'd be happy to send you the kernel binary to test if
>> needed.
> Hm, can't say I've ever tried using make binrpm-pkg.
> Current master _should_ boot, but I've also been testing my own builds
> rather than using RPMs.

How do you compile the kernel?  I'm not accustomed to using
distro-specific targets for compiling a kernel so I basically take
suggestions from others for the best way to compile an XO kernel.  I
considered using vanilla kernel build techniques, but I wasn't sure if
these would be incompatible with the way the XO kernel should be

Is there anything I can do to help further diagnose the reason the
2.6.26-rc2 kernel won't boot?


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