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SubjectRe: kernel 2.2.17 build reboots
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On Friday, 8 September 2000, Mark Hindley writes:

> I have just spent a frustrating day trying to rebuild the 2.2.17 kernel for
> my new Debian potato installation.

It works fine here:

13:49:15 appel ~$ uname -a
Linux appel.dyndns.org 2.2.17 #1 Wed Sep 6 01:05:43 CEST 2000 ppc unknown

> I don't know how to gp about sorting this out. I am unsure if is a
> compilation problem (gcc 2.95.2), hardware fault or kernel bug.

Just wednesday I was asking around for more recent gcc powerpc .debs,
but gcc-2.95.2 was judged to be `quite stable' for powerpc, by the gcc
maintainer. Because there seemed to be no binaries available, I built
my own, get them at your own risk from:

ftp://appel.dyndns.org/pub/debian/gcc
http://appel.dyndns.org/debian/gcc

it's:

13:52:33 appel ~$ gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-linux/2.95.3/specs
gcc version 2.95.3 19991030 (prerelease/franzo/20000625)

> Any suggestions about where to go? How can I be sure the hardware is okay?
> How can I isolate what is causing the reboot?

It would be nice to hear if the newer gcc fixes your problems.

Greetings,
Jan.

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