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From: Guy Martin <gmsoft@g.o>
Subject: Re: Problems running "genkernel all"
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 11:24:02 +0200
Hello Per,

It looks like genkernel wants a valid kernel config that you'll have to
generate. I don't think that anybody uses genkernel on hppa. It's
almost not tested besides for livecd creation.

I really recommand that you compile your kernel yourself. Even if it
seems painfull, it's not that hard. If you have any issue, you can join
#gentoo-hppa on and there will certainly be ppl to help you out.

Honestly, I really don't feel like supporting genkernel for hppa. It
usually produce useless kernels or broken one for your model.

I whish you good luck !


On Sat, 27 May 2006 11:10:44 +0200 (CEST)
"pliss@..." <pl001y@...> wrote:

> Hello
> I am going through the procedure of installin Gentoo
> Linux on my hppa box, which is a 785/B2000 Visualize
> workstation.
> I have gone through the instructions in order and am
> now trying to run "genkernel all" since I haven't got
> enough experience to decide about the options in
> manual kernel configuration. Anyway, when I issue the
> command "genkernel all" I get an error message
> complaining about that a .config file is either not
> specified or not found. It is obvious that I am
> supposed to supply a .config file to genkernel. The
> question is how I do that and/or what step in the
> process I have omitted. Reviewing the guidelines I
> have gone through doesn't tell me what step I missed.
> BTW I am using a Universal CD to install from.
> What I have done (referring to Gentoo handbook):
> 4. Preparing the disks (>16MB boot, 1500MB ext3 for
> /var, 500MB for swap and remaining up to 9100MB ext3
> as a fourth partition).
> 5. Installing the installation files
> 6. Installing the Gentoo Base system
> The steps "Code Listing 7: Verifying system profile",
> "Code Listing 8: Finding out if an additional profile
> exists" and "Code Listing 9: Switching to a 2.4
> profile" make me a bit unsuer, but my intention is to
> stay with 2.6 which seems to be the default and
> recommended.
> I have also run "emerge genkernel" without complaints
> from the system.
> Can anybody put me on track again? I would appreciate
> it alot.
> Best regards and thanks in advance
> Per Liss
> Sweden
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