tacoboy24 at dragoweb.com
Fri Sep 3 04:39:26 PDT 2004
Building kernels I am comfortable with. I have been doing it a while for SUSE.
Now I wanted to try freebsd 5.1. So I have some questions about freebsd
Some of the questions may sound dumb but I want to make sure I don't do
something catostrophic based on a past experience with SUSE. So...
make clean - simply cleans objects, executables in the work area /usr/src.
make buildkernel - simply builds the kernel, support modules, and so on in the
work area only /usr/src. The biilt kernel is located in
make installkernel - once this is done, that which was in the work area is
placed in working directories of the installed system.
For SUSE I used GRUB or lilo to write the boot block. For freebsd I use
I am targeting the kernel for a Soekris 4511. The 4511 has a national
semiconductor ethernet chip. On SUSE I add the configuration parameter
NATSEMI=Y to build the ethernet driver. What is the configruation parameter
for Freebsd ethernet driver.
I was reading a notes file on a technique of building a jail sandbox. The
sandbox becomes something like freebsd inside freebsd. The purpose was to
allow someone to make major modifications to the kernel and not affect the
working operating system components.
Per the notes file, the sandbox is set by:
perform a customer install.
During the install change the installation location to point to the sandbox.
Do a build in the sandbox
I create the folder, changed the destintation to be the sandbox in the
installation options, and installed freebsd in the sandbox folder. Then I:
chroot to the sandbox
To verify my sandbox install was correct, I tried to rebuild the GENERIC
kernel in the sandbox.
An error occured in makefile.inc1 line 139. That line has a make command
dealing with CPUTYPE. The error was its value not being zero.
I then exited the sandbox (command shell) and reexecuted the make command to
rebuild the GENERIC kernel in the standard /usr/src location. It worked fine.
So it is not the installation kit.
The problem is something I have not done or did improperly in creating the
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