Building an OLPC kernel

Bastien bastienguerry at
Tue Mar 17 09:37:04 EDT 2009

Guys, please strip olpc-france@ mailing list from english conversations,
this is confusing.


Scott Douglass <scott at> writes:

> 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
> though:
> 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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