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To: gentoo-sparc@g.o
From: Aggelos <marmango@...>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: emerging of silo fails]
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 23:43:04 +0300
on 09/17/2007 09:49 PM brant williams wrote the following:
> Which version of linux-headers are you running?  Can you do an `emerge -
> -pv linux-headers` and show the output?

poseidon ~ # emerge -pv linux-headers

!!! Your current profile is deprecated and not supported anymore.
!!! Please upgrade to the following profile if possible:

To upgrade do the following steps:

# emerge -n '>=sys-apps/portage-2.0.51'
# cd /etc
# rm make.profile
# ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/sparc/sparc32/2006.1

# This profile is deprecated and will be removed on or after November 1,

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R   ] sys-kernel/linux-headers-2.4.26-r1  0 kB

Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB
poseidon ~ #

> I have no experience with SPARC32, but 2.4 is a fine kernel, and not
> wholly different (from a user/administrator perspective) than 2.6.  You
> have to use devfs instead of udev.  .:shrug:.


> I know a little about running (Hardened) Gentoo Linux 2.4/2.6 on
> SPARC64, although I imagine it's not drastically different for the
> SPARCStation 5. So let's start with your kernel-headers version and go
> from there.  Also, if you could post /usr/src/linux/.config and (if
> possible) any dmesg output, that'd be great.

See attached files (compressed).

I tried to change to kernel 2.6 (see attached 2.6-config) but, the
resulting image exceeded the bootable size, then I stripped it with:
# strip -R .comment -R .note vmlinux
(according to
but still the boot process kept hanging on the kernel loading phase.

forgot to attach the files in the first place

2.6-config.bz2 (application/bzip)
dmesg.bz2 (application/bzip)
.config.bz2 (application/bzip)
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