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Re: Howto compile kernel on indy

To: Ralf Baechle <>, Richard Dubrawsk <>
Subject: Re: Howto compile kernel on indy
From: Richard Dubrawski <>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 08:22:49 -0600
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Thanks for the information.  regarding the use of command line arguments then,
I really want to make this machine boot unattended.  Is it possible to have the
indy boot rom automatically execute the "vmlinux root=/dev/sda3" line, and if
so how do I make it do that?

Thank you

On Thu, 03 Feb 2000, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 10:52:30PM -0600, Richard Dubrawsk wrote:
> > I have tried repeatedly to compile both the 2.1.100 and 2.2.1 kernel trees
> > on an Indy with the hardhat installation.  I had to manually remove the
> > ${CROSS_COMPILE} directives in the Makefile on the 2.2.1 tree since it was
> > defaulting to cross compiling otherwise.  My questions are:
> Cross compilation is a configuration option near the end of the
> configuration dialog.  So no hacking of makefiles required.
> > 1. Is it possible to natively compile a kernel on an indy running linux,
> > or must it be cross compiled on another machine?
> It is possible, however most of us Indy hackers consider it inconvenient
> to reboot the machine on which we're doing the development.  This is the
> core reason why I almost never do native kernel builds.
> > 2. What ever happenned to rdev.  According to the linux-utils package it
> > should have been installed in /usr/sbin, and it is noticably missing?
> Rdev is only required on i386.  On the Indy use command line arguments at
> the firmware like ``vmlinux root=/dev/sdc1''.
> > 3. Where can I find updated ports of the basic tools like compiler and
> > libraries?  
> Updates versions are on
>   Ralf
Richard Dubrawski

University of Illinois 

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