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    Compiling a Kernel on a PPC Machine
    Contributed by fkoclas on Friday, November 09 @ 06:10:54 GMT

    I never ran into much trouble when compiling a Linux Kernel on my PC (using make menuconfig, make install, make modules, make modules_install etc etc), but every time I try to compile a kernel (2.4.x) on a PPC machine (I tried on those three : PowerMac 7300, G3/266, and G4 Cube 450), it just won't work!

    The kernel configuration using menuconfig works fine and everything but when I try to compile it, it just ends up saying that there is no rule to "make". Is it possible to compile a kernel on a ppc machine or am I missing something here?

    DanielS: You'll probably want benh's kernel tree, apt-cache search benh.

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  • "Compiling a Kernel on a PPC Machine" | Login/Create Account | 7 comments

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    Re: Compiling a Kernel on a PPC Machine (Score: 2, Informative)
    by craigem on Friday, November 09 @ 07:24:19 GMT
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    Yes, it is possible to compile a kernel on PPC machine.

    Yes, you are missing something 🙂

    I recommend the following:

    - Get on the debian-ppc mailing list

    - Get the Debian source for 2.4.10

    - Get and apply the PPC patch

    - Get and apply the XFS patch while we're patching 😉

    Now try your normal kernel building techniques. I hope on Debian you are building kernels with make-kpkg, this is a big grief relief.

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    Re: Compiling a Kernel on a PPC Machine (Score: 1)
    by fkoclas on Saturday, November 10 @ 17:57:58 GMT
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    Thank you all, it finally compiled =) Whew 1 hour and a half to compile it on a 7300/200 (604e 200mhz with 160mb ram) 😉

    But now there is a weird problem.. it does not work well with the ADB keyboard everytime i press a key it enters something else for example a=a s=nothing d=1 f=2 g=4 h=3 j=l k=' l=k etc...

    How could this be fixed?? I've never seen a problem like this before

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    Re: Compiling a Kernel on a PPC Machine (Score: 1)
    by fkoclas on Saturday, November 10 @ 18:09:06 GMT
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    Hmmmm it also does it when I go back to kernel 2.2.19... 🙁 any ideas??? I did not have the time to install telnetd or sshd yet, so i cannot use it remotely =(

    It won't even let me use keyboard properly in single user mode.

    This looks normal though:

    ADB Keyboard at 2, handlers set to 3

    Detected ADB keyboard, type ISO, swapping keys

    input1: ADB HID on ID 2:2.05

    adb: finished probe task...

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