I have SUSE 7.0 PPC and have tried the 2.2.16 kernel that comes with SUSE. I have rolled
my own, tried the 2.4.1RPM from SUSE and have settled on the 2.2.18RPM from SUSE and also
have the 2.2.18 sources from kernel.org
The official stable kernel for PPC is the 2.2.18 and I must say it is rock solid stable
with not a murmur in my console which pleases me to say the least. I recommend that for
the time being. However, it differs from machine to machine and although the SUSE RPM
kernels are rolled for a wide variety of users, i would certainly back up essential items
in your /boot and /lib/modules/ and /usr/src directorys just in case. You can get the
above kernel RPMs from ftp.suse.com/pub/ppc/
Upgrading was as easy as installing any RPM. rpm -Uvh <rpm_name>
Again, none of this will work if you don't have the 800k Apple bootstrap invisible
partition, so be prepared for repartitioning if you haven't yet prepared it. This
shoudln't be mistaken for the Linux Boot partition that is mentioned in the SUSE
for more info on your box. There are kernels
there rolled for your machine although they are not SUSE kernels. Whether that makes any
difference, I don't know.
let me know how you get on.
On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 08:55:52AM +0000, Andrew Montague wrote:
Thanks for your help.
I read on one of the yaboot FAQs that kernel 2.2.15 or greater is required for Yaboot to
work. Unfortunately, I have 2.2.14 (SuSE 6.4). I would like to use the latest kernel but I
believe 2.4.0 is not ready for the PPC. What is the most recent kernel available for the
PPC? Is there any good FAQs on how to upgrade the kernel on the PPC?
explain how you got yaboot working? I have a B+W G3 with 2 hard drives. On my master
drive I have OS9, OS X and Linux, I use my slave for back-up purposes. I have a
partition, in HFS format on the Master drive. I can't get yaboot to boot into Linux.
I have to
boot up from the CD,
Sure, I'll try to help. I used the very detailed instructions found at
<http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/ybin/doc/yaboot-faq.html>. The link to 'how
partion my hard drive?' and getting a decent Apple_bootstrap partition set up was
essential reading for me.
First, a couple of questions, can you send me your yaboot.conf and is your bootstrap
partition an invisible 800k partition? Not a 'Linux Boot' partition that suse
setting up. suse botch yaboot into working. using ybin/yaboot and a bootstrap takes
patience but seems to me a much cleaner way of booting up. Please make sure you have the
latest ybin package.