Building an OLPC kernel

Scott Douglass scott at
Tue Mar 17 08:20:54 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 11:54 +0000, Rekik Hanen wrote:
> Hi,
> I found this link and I
> tried to follow it. But when I run "tar zcvf kern.tar.gz
> arch/i386/boot/bzImage /lib/modules/$VERS", I got this
> error "tar: error exit delayed from previous errors".
> Note that I use ubuntu 8.10 machine.
> Can anyone help me !!!
> thanks.

This page is the best one related to building the OLPC kernel:

You may find cloning my git repo will be slightly more entertaining

git clone git://

Here you will find various things: a couple of pre-built good OLPC
kernels (2.6.25 and 2.6.27) for reference, and a simpler way of building
the kernel RPMS based on the OLPC source. Also some Makefiles for
building OLPC drivers outside of the kernel source tree, so you can use
them with Fedora kernels too.

Ultimately, I intend to port the OLPC kernel changes into a Fedora
kernel. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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