I managed to install fc3 on my old PowerCenterPro, but unfortunately the
kernel that I used for the installation has the SCSI drivers compiled as
modules (mac53c94 and aix7xxx), so the system can't boot since it can't
see the disks. I figured I could just recompile the kernel with these
drivers included, so I used the installer to get a shell going and
chroot'ed into my installation. I got the kernel source from
and recompiled with the SCSI
drivers included. However, this kernel does nothing. I copied all the
versions of vmlinux in arch/ppc/boot/images to my MacOS volume, and
BootX only recognizes vmlinux.elf-pmac. The others don't show up in the
list of kernels available. (I'm out of date on this kernel naming, back
when I last compiled a kernel you got a vmlinux or vmlinuz and that was
it...) When I try to boot this, the system just hangs. No message, no
nothing. I did cut out a lot of useless stuff from the kernel
compilation, but I would think that I would at least get to the
pmac_init() screen. The video driver (atyfb) was compiled in.
So, my questions are:
1. Is there anything obvious that would completely prevent my compiled
kernel from booting?
2. Is it normal that BootX only shows the vmlinux.elf-pmac kernel? I
would have expected vmlinux.coff to show up, since I was under the
impression that it is the old "vmlinuz" format?
3. Was the installer kernel compiled with the "default" ppc config file
in the kernel source?