Moving from 3.4 to -STABLE?

Brian Somers brian at Awfulhak.org
Tue May 15 17:42:05 BST 2001


> On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 03:39:24PM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 09:25:56AM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > > > I think Joe's instructions were pretty precise - except that you need 
> > > > to use KERNEL instead of KERNCONF in 3.x.
> > > > 
> > > Joe's instructions are indeed on the mark.
> > > 
> > > My question was more directed to how to do an installworld over nfs as I've
> > > never played with NFS and haven't a clue where to start.
> > 
> > The long and short of it is to export the filesystems from the server 
> > - something like this in /etc/exports:
> > 
> > /usr/src /usr/obj -maproot=0 laptop
> > 
> > (you'll need the nfs server stuff enabled in /etc/rc.conf, and don't 
> > forget to HUP mountd after changing /etc/exports), ensure you've got 
> > a built world and kernel on the server:
> > 
> > cd /usr/src
> > make buildworld
> > make buildkernel KERNCONF="SERVER LAPTOP"
> > 
> Am I right in assuming this would build a kernel for both the server and the
> laptop?

Aye.

> > then from your laptop:
> > 
> > mount server:/usr/src /usr/src
> > mount server:/usr/obj /usr/obj
> > cd /usr/src
> > make installworld
> > make installkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
> 
> And here MYKERNEL is the same as LAPTOP above?

Err yes.  I'm not very consistent, am I :-)

> > mergemaster
> > 
> > > As it happens I'm going to have a go a doing an ftp install of 4.2RELEASE
> > > from mounted CD. If I get 4.2 on the machine I may just leave it there.
> > >
> This is now on the backburner as I seem unable to get 4.2 to see the PCMCIA
> controller regardless of what IRQ and memory settings I choose, and under 3.2
> I seem unable to find out what card0 is loading with :-(
> 
> So it looks like NFS is the way to go. Maybe Nik will get his documentation
> after all :-)
> 
> Ummm... maybe having a laptop gathering somewhere might be a good idea... time
> to see if any cybercafes in Central London might be interested in hosting one
> one Sunday afternoon.
> 
> Neil. 
> -- 
> Neil C. Ford
> Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
> neil at yacsc.com - http://www.yacsc.com

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