guinan at bluebutton.com
Mon Apr 3 01:34:12 EDT 2006
On Sun, 2 Apr 2006, François Jacques wrote:
> > I'm running gentoo, with a vanilla 2.6.16 kernel, cross-compiled with
> > gcc 3.4.5. My board info from /proc/cpuinfo,
> Freak ;-) You have all my admiration!
> Out of curiosity, was it hard to make it work with kernel 2.6.16, or did it
> "just worked"?
At my day job I've been using 2.6.x on Sharp ARM chip,
since early 2004, and its been rock solid, so I felt pretty confident
about running on the Netwinder. I installed gentoo in a chroot on my
"other" netwinder partition, set up the kernel, and yes it basically
"just worked". :)
2.6.x has arch/arm/configs/netwinder_defconfig, which I think I used
as a baseline for my .config.
I saw Gentoo on a Netwinder at last years LinuxWorldExpo in Boston
(alongside a Mips Qube, man it felt like 1998!), so I knew it was
possible, and it despite a few hiccups (like any Gentoo install) its
wasn't all that bad, and I knew gentoo would always have up to date
module-init-tools, etc. to keep up with whatever the 2.6.x kernels
need as time goes by.
[ Speaking of which, LWE Boston is this week! ]
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