>> >I downloaded the Generic 05 kernel/server pair from:
>> >and I want to try them on my 6100/Newer210 running MkL DR3. How do I
>> >install them? I think I can figure out where vmlinux goes, but where do
>> >I put the new Mach_Kernel? Do I have to edit any configuration files?
>> The latest is Generic 07. Check out
>> I have not tried it yet. I'm running Generic 06 on a 6100 w/Newer210
>> The Mach Kernel goes in the extensions folder under MacOS. After
>> gunzipping, be sure the name is "Mach Kernel" without the quotes, not
>Thanks for the response. I couldn't find a description of the 07
>kernel/server pair. Does it provide floppy support for Nubus Macs?
>Also, being new to this whole thing, I'm not sure as to what needs to be
>replaced. I noticed there's a System.map in the same directory. Do I
>need to replace that, too?
>> IMHO the easiest way to experiment with servers is to put the entire
>> mach_servers directory on a hfs partition, this way if you*
>> up with a new vmlinux you can just put the old one back from MacOS. If
>> do this you'll need to edit lilo.conf.
>Right now my lilo.conf file specifies only the location of my root
>device. What else do I put here if I move the mach_servers directory to
>my HFS volume? After the MkLinux booter loads the kernel and finds the
>mach_servers stuff, what tells it how to find the rest of the
If the mach_servers directory is on a hfs partition then change the line in
lilo.conf to point to that partition. For example, my lilo points to
/dev/sda8 which is a hfs partition. My mk root partition is /dev/sda6. Look
at bootstrap.conf in the mach_servers directory, it specifies the location
of the mk root device.
Quote:>I guess I need a sort of step-by-step on what to place where. Sorry to
>be obtuse, but I've never replaced a kernel before. Thanks!
So here is the cookbook,
copy the entire mach_servers directory from your mk root partition to a hfs
partition. (linuxdisks might work for this)
replace vmlinux and system.map with new versions on the hfs partition.
backup your lilo.conf.
change linux.conf to point to the hfs partition.
replace Mach Kernel in extensions folder.
If something fails, just revert to your old lilo.conf & Mach Kernel. The
mach_servers directory on the mk root partition was never changed.
Have fun, break something.
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