I'm not getting much response with my original line of questioning, so
let me try asking another way.
If I can build a kernel that boot up on my machine, how can I build a
new installer CD (probably just CD 1), that uses the kernel I've built
rather then the one that comes with it by default?
I would like to install SLES on a G5, but I'm
thwarted by a Kernel
panic that happens before I even get to the installer.
I was attempting to load Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9, RC5, on an
Apple Xserve 64. It started to load the kernel, but then panicked
loading PCI drivers. It happens pretty quickly, before the installer
has had a chance to come up, and I never see any boot options.
This is a standard Apple Xserve 64, except that is has a
'non-standard' video card, the MPDDpro
) This card is
compatible with MacOSX, and works fine with SLES 9 (I can read the
error messages on the monitor), my only reason for thinking it's the
problem is that the stack trace from the kernel panic originated in
the PCI driver loader.