IDE CD -> New Kernel -> New Compiler (what next?)

IDE CD -> New Kernel -> New Compiler (what next?)

Post by UtanaMo » Tue, 02 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Thanks for all the previous help.  Now a new problem arises.  In order for my
CD to work, i must install a new kernel.  my current kernel (1.2.3) obviously
doesnot support iso9660.  So i downloaded kernel 2.9 ,followed the read me, and
hit a wall.  It appears my gcc 2.6.4 is too old.  So i download gcc 2.8.1.  Now
I cant get the compiler to install correctly.  the read me supplied with the
compiler has limited info on installation.  What is the standard way to install
the gcc compiler.  Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

IDE CD -> New Kernel -> New Compiler (what next?)

Post by Perry Gri » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00




> Thanks for all the previous help.  Now a new problem arises.
> In order for my CD to work, i must install a new kernel.  my
> current kernel (1.2.3) obviously doesnot support iso9660.
> So i downloaded kernel 2.9 ,followed the read me, and hit
> a wall.  It appears my gcc 2.6.4 is too old.  So i download
> gcc 2.8.1.  Now I cant get the compiler to install correctly.
> the read me supplied with the compiler has limited info on
> installation.  What is the standard way to install the gcc
> compiler.  Thanks in advance.

The correct way to identify your kernel version is with
"uname".  Try "uanme -a" and read its' man page.  I don't
think there is a 2.9 kernel out yet.  Heck, 2.2 is not out
yet.

I feel sure that the 1.2.x kernels supported IDE cd-rom
drives.  ATAPI IDE isn't that new (is it?) and everyone
has an IDE cdrom drive.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong
here, please!

In /proc look for a "filesystems" type file name and "cat"
it.  Is iso9660 support there (or is /proc newer than
that)?  Poke around in /usr/src/linux of your 1.2.x kernel.
Read the Documentation directory files.  Maybe all you need
to do is recompile what you have.

Do a "grep -i 9660 .*" in your /usr/src/linux directory
(and in /usr/src/linux/Documentation) and see what pops
out.

Back in the 1.2.13 days, linux went from a.out to elf.
This was a painful transition.  Will you have to do that
as well?  And maybe also go to the new C library just
now becomming popular, to work with the latest gcc?
Something seems wrong with this picture.  You shouldn't
have to jump through these kind of hoops to get a plain
old IDE cd-rom drive working.  And if your installation
is that old, I'd consider getting a new linux cd and
doing a reinstalling (ie, fix everything at once).

Just an opinion,
Perry
--
Perry Grieb

Primary Application:  Win95 hour glass ... Is there a unix port?

 
 
 

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