moving a custom kernel to another machine ?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Jan 19 13:01:57 PST 2005

"b1smooth at" <b1smooth at> writes:

> I have compiled a FreeBSD custom kernel for a pc98
> arch laptop on my i686 box. I was wondering how I
> could actually transfer the kernel to floppy so I can
> load it into my laptop. I tried to copy the kernel
> folder but it's full of symlinks and doesn't produce
> an actual kernel for me. is there anyone here who has
> experience with cross compiling kernels that can help
> me? I already did make and make depend...of course I
> can't install it on my i386 box because the
> architecture is totally different.
> How do I migrate the kernel ??

A quick look at the Makefiles makes me think that setting the DESTDIR
variable (and then installing to a staging area) might work.

In a somewhat similar situation, I use the network and an NFS mount...

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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