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Problems running "genkernel all"

pliss@musiker.nu
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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Re: Problems running "genkernel all"

Guy Martin-2

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 irc.freenode.net 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 !

  Guy



On Sat, 27 May 2006 11:10:44 +0200 (CEST)
"[hidden email]" <[hidden email]> 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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> [hidden email] mailing list
>
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