Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Andrew Finley <afinley@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-mips] please disregard previous question
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 18:11:12
Message-Id: 1101665471.27092.4.camel@populus
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] PANIC: Unexpected exception at boot o2 R5000 by "Stephen P. Becker"
On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 20:32, Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> Andrew Finley wrote: > > Thanks Steve, > > Ok, should this kernel go in the volume header then use arcboot? If I > > wanted to build a proper kernel, can I still use the kernel that comes from > > emerge-source (if so what build options should be used)? > > -andy > > > > Arcboot loads from the volume header, but it doesn't boot kernels out of > a volume header at all. Rather, it boots them from an ext2/ext3 > partition. So, you would put arcboot in the volume header, and then the > kernel on and ext3 or ext3 partition, set up the config file, and then > just do "boot -f arcboot" from the prom to get going. If you happened > to do something silly like make your entire filesystem reiserfs or xfs, > then you are out of luck with respect to arcboot. > > As for building your own ip32 kernel, you have to use 2.6 sources, which > you will have to unmask yourself. You can run "make ip32_defconfig" > inside the source tree, which will give you a base config to work from. > You can then enter menuconfig and tweak to your liking. Or, you could > get my config from /proc/config.gz when/if you are able to boot my > kernel, and then tweak that. In any case, you can't use the native > system compiler, since the kernel must be 64-bit. You will either have > to emerge gcc-mips64 (after making sure you are using the proper > cascaded profile), or build a mips64 cross-compiler on another machine. > > Steve > > -- > gentoo-mips@g.o mailing list > >
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