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>I followed the instruction in the current Gentoo
>Handbook (Alpha edition), which says to do a "make &&
>make modules_install" (after a "make menuconfig" of
>course). Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it used
>to be something like "make bzimage" on Alpha? Is the
Nope, the handbook isn't wrong. 'make bzImage' was used for 2.4.x
kernels I believe.
Just to be sure, check that you're copying the right file to your /boot
partition. it should be /usr/src/linux/arch/alpha/boot/vmlinux.gz .
Other images you may find in the directory structure seem to be
intermediate files, including the one that ends up in the kernel's root
directory (/usr/src/linux), which always struck me as being strange, but
hey, I'm no Linus Torvalds... :-)
I always do this after a kernel compile (I'm sure it's pretty standard
stuff, so it could be made into a script of some sort...) :
cp arch/alpha/boot/vmlinux.gz /boot/vmlinux.gz-<version>
cp System.map /boot/System.map-<version>
cp .config /boot/config-<version>
rm vmlinux.gz # remove symlink to old kernel
ln -s vmlinux.gz-<version> vmlinux.gz
rm vmlinux.gz-old # remove symlink to old old kernel (if that makes
ln -s vmlinux.gz-<previous version> vmlinux.gz-old
I always keep entries in AlphaBIOS's boot menu that boot vmlinux.gz and
vmlinux.gz-old. It's proved to be a useful habit... :-) The third boot
option is a straight MILO prompt, for times when I need to boot off the
LiveCD or whatever.
Jean-Sébastien Guay jean_seb@...
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