custom kernel, make buildkernel and then?

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Wed Oct 11 04:26:42 PDT 2006

Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Hello,
> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006, Erik Norgaard wrote:
>> The target directory for the build is /usr/obj, so in 
>> /usr/obj/usr/src/sys you can see what kernels have been built.
> And it seems none have? For I get this when I do ls I can see only boot 
> directory and no kernels. Is it possible that the buildprocess failed 
> though it did not explicitly tell me about it? From what I recall one of 
> the last lines pritned by buildkernel was
> chmod 444

If you have no /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/LISTS then the kernel have not been 
built and something went wrong.

To get accustomed to building the kernel, start first building the 
GENERIC kernel, see that it gets there, see how long it takes. See the 
last message at build. It should not be "chmod ..." but rather "Finished 
building kernel" or something like that.

Then, using the GENERIC config as a skeleton, create your LISTS kernel, 
but do it stepwise, start removing what you are absolutely certain you 
don't need or adding things you load as modules. And see that you can 
build that.

If you've never built a kernel before doing too much stuff first time 
may result in errors you can't identify.

Cheers, Erik

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