Trying to move from Red Hat 8.0 (kernel 1.4) to 1.6
miker at sundialservices.com
Thu Jun 30 19:28:41 PDT 2005
Please excuse what may seem to be an "RTFM" question. I promise, promise that
I -have- looked.
I'm trying to move from Red Hat 8.0 to LFS 1.6. Obviously this means that I
am trying to compile the toolchain (specifically at this point glibc) under
the 1.4 kernel. I am now confronting the "the chicken or the egg problem"
that the stated "system requirements" for building an LFS 1.6 kernel say that
you must already have one. I do not have the option of shutting this system
down, booting from CD-ROM and trying to replace the kernel that way. I need
to be able to compile the toolchain, and thence the kernel and so-on, doing
all of the compiles and setup under 1.4. Then I need to be able to
successfully boot into 1.6 and move the files into their final locations.
What I do not find is a concise technical explanation of how to perform this.
In reading the various postings I am keenly aware that the people who are
talking among themselves have already experienced the "ah hah! moment"
whereas I have not. Would one of you therefore kindly point me in the right
direction? I'm now stuck at step 5.8 facing "fatal: kernel too old," with a
thick pile of previous postings that I have read closely, and yet no clear
idea how to proceed.
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