i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

If you are looking for a specific 32-bit package and you can't find it in any of the 32-bit repos, please post a request for it here.
Post Reply
User avatar
cest73
White ninja
White ninja
Posts: 21
Joined: 31 Mar 2011, 15:54
Location: Serbia, republic of

i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

Post#1 by cest73 » 02 May 2011, 09:59

Hi,
it's silly me :crazy: again:
could I please have a guide to obtain a initrd + vmlinuz + modules compiled for i586?

I need it to brew the Porteus-v1.0 to run on my Edubook Gecko from Norhtec.com
It is an i586 compatible ultra low-power low-cost sub-notebook running on AA batteries (yep :shock: )
It runs vanilla Slackware, but i wanted to get advantage of the lzm/xzm compression speed up when using SDcard as the mass storage?

The CPU is 1GHz and uses just 5W for work, so it's not an ancient "can", but an rather "exotic" hardware, okay?
:D

Best regards,
Stevan C.
Murphy law rules! :(

User avatar
fanthom
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4566
Joined: 28 Dec 2010, 02:42
Distribution: Porteus Kiosk
Location: Poland, currently - Cork, IE
Contact:

Re: i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

Post#2 by fanthom » 02 May 2011, 19:11

for initrd + vmlinuz pls follow this guide:
http://porteus.org/info/docs/51-develop ... ernel.html
this howto will be updated for 2.6.38.x kernels + xz compression when 1.0 is out.

for module you need to compile them from slackbuilds with i586 GCC flags optimizations. more info about gcc - for example here:
http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-4.5.3/gcc/

good luck!
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

User avatar
cest73
White ninja
White ninja
Posts: 21
Joined: 31 Mar 2011, 15:54
Location: Serbia, republic of

Re: i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

Post#3 by cest73 » 03 May 2011, 17:52

Kind thanks for the useful links :)

I wonder how they apply to 1.0? Are they same?

Is there a way I get the 1.0 sources so I try i586-ize them? (I would actually i486-ize them :bad: )
8)

Until then I go study the patches etc...

Best regards,
Stevan C.
Murphy law rules! :(

User avatar
fanthom
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4566
Joined: 28 Dec 2010, 02:42
Distribution: Porteus Kiosk
Location: Poland, currently - Cork, IE
Contact:

Re: i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

Post#4 by fanthom » 04 May 2011, 16:33

"I wonder how they apply to 1.0? Are they same?"
be patient please...

"Is there a way I get the 1.0 sources so I try i586-ize them?"
grab tarbal from kernel.org -> add aufs patch -> configure kernel -> follow tutorial -> easy stuff

BTW - brokenman is back to work on 32bit edition(got an email from here today) so you should get i486 compatible kernel very soon.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

User avatar
cest73
White ninja
White ninja
Posts: 21
Joined: 31 Mar 2011, 15:54
Location: Serbia, republic of

Re: i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

Post#5 by cest73 » 04 May 2011, 17:42

will be patient, promise.
;)
as soon a i486 /boot is available, will put [Solved] to the thread
Murphy law rules! :(

User avatar
brokenman
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5456
Joined: 27 Dec 2010, 03:50
Distribution: Porteus v3.2rcX all desktops
Location: Brazil
Contact:

Re: i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

Post#6 by brokenman » 09 May 2011, 21:28

Porteus 32bit rc1 is released now with kernel support for i486. Try it out and see how you go. If no good i will send you the vmlinuz.
How do i become super user?
Wear your underpants on the outside and put on a cape.

User avatar
cest73
White ninja
White ninja
Posts: 21
Joined: 31 Mar 2011, 15:54
Location: Serbia, republic of

Re: i586 kernel for the upcomming 1.0 porteus guide or link

Post#7 by cest73 » 17 May 2011, 18:35

I wait now the RC2:
1. make ARCH=i486 for syslinux installer
2. make the vmlinuz have the buggy shutdown workaround enabled (Y) for the APM to be able to shut the Gecko properly down?
3. APM works, but apmd should be included too (IMHO) and it seems not to be

:D
Best regards,
Stevan C.
Murphy law rules! :(

Post Reply