booting 2.6.4 from OpenFirmware

From: Martin Schaffner
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 16:17:54 EST


I try to boot linux-2.6.4 from OpenFirmware on my Apple iBook2 (dual USB). I'm using the image named "vmlinux.elf-pmac". While linux-2.4.25 boots fine, linux-2.6.4 doesn't without the following modifications:

(I found this procedure by trial and error, by mixing stuff from 2.4 into the build of 2.6.)

If I try to boot the stock kernel, OpenFirmware tells me "Claim failed", and returns to the command prompt.

Does anybody have an idea what is the cause of this?



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