Re: [Linux-ia64] Recommended compiler for compiling kernels test10 and upper?

From: Scott Hankin <>
Date: 2000-11-16 04:59:50
>On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 03:01:56PM -0800, Jim Wilson wrote:
>>  >I'm trying to build the 2.4.0-test10 kernel with the ia64 patch.  We
>>  >recently upgaded the hardware on one of our boxes to B1 stepping, and
>>  >now it won't boot.  I'm hoping the newer kernel will work better.
>>  The Red Hat August Linux OS release won't boot on a B1.  This was due to a
>>  misapplied kernel patch, and was fixed immediately after the problem was
>>  discovered, which was unfortunately a couple of days after the OS release.
>>  There is a kernel update available from Red Hat that fixes this, but it is
>>  a little tricky to install the kernel update if the machine doesn't boot.
>>  Since you presumably still have A step machines, you should be 
>>able to install
>>  the kernel update on an Ax machine, and then move a hard disk over to the B1
>>  machine, and then it should boot.
>That is what happened to me when my machine was upgraded to B1. I
>wound up putting a working kernel on the RedHat ia64 bootable LS120
>floppy and booted it with root=.... It assumes you have RedHat already
>installed on your machine befor upgrade.
>H.J. Lu (

Howdy -

Precisely how did you do that?  I can currently boot from the LS120 disk
I made from the Red Hat CD, but when I mount it, the directory listing
is garbage, leading me to believe that the format is not that of a Linux
filesystem.  I have a new kernel - what do I do to get it on the LS120?

- Scott

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Received on Wed Nov 15 10:01:35 2000

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