Quoting Matthew French <mfrench42 at yahoo.co.uk>:
> I am trying to recompile the kernel for my SuSe 7.3 box. I can get the
> compile to work fine and the new kernel will boot. However, it hangs right
> after mounting the root disk. There are no error messages.
>> I suspect it is a problem with the 'init' process? If I specify the wrong
> root drive, the kernel will panic as expected. I can create an 'initrd' as
> well, but this does not solve the problem.
>> The standard SuSe 2.4.14 kernels boot without problems. I am trying to
> a customised 2.4.18 kernel, although I have tried the default configuration
> as well.
>> I am not completely familiar with SuSe and it has options to install a 2.2
> kernel so I am worried that the version of init might be old. The version
> gcc is also 2.92.3, and the kernel compile seems to use a special version
IIRC, the kernel must always be sparc64 code (v9?), the apps always sparc32
(v8?). Hence two versions of gcc.
> One other complication is that I am building this on a sparc64 box while
> the applications are sparc32. But this should not be a real issue as the
> SuSe kernels are also sparc64 and I have configured the ELF32
> layer' into my customised kernel.
But if init isn't ELF32.... crunch at the point you indicated. (anybody know
Ok.... try leaving ELF32 compatibility *out* and SWH. Is the config used to
build the default kernel to be found anywhere?
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