All files and kernels
vmlinuz-2.4.25: the kernel
config-2.4.25: the .config used to build it
000-cross_compile.diff: local mirror of optional patch to make crosscompiling of a ppc kernel on a x86 host easy
010-boot-args.diff: local mirror of the patch which allows preptool to work
preptool: local mirror of preptool, the tool to see and change the kernel parameters
modules:(Non-working) mol 0.961 kernel modules for this kernelYou can run the kernel in qemu with:
qemy-system-ppc -prep -m 128 -kernel vmlinuz-2.4.25 -hda boot.imgWhere boot.img is your image file with a linuxppc distribution on it. Don't forget the -prep if you use a recent cvs snapshot. You can even boot it as
qemu-system-ppc -prep -m 128 -hda vmlinuz-2.4.25The prep kernel is meant to be copied directly (with dd) to a special prep boot partition so you can also feed it to qemu as a little harddisk. You can, as far as I know, however not use it this way to boot a partition on another disk or partition image so booting a prep kernel directly with -hda is of little use for other things as testing emulators (qemu) and ppc bios bootloading.
preptool works in conjuction with a patch Leigh Brown made to the 2.4.x kernel that allows you to set and query the kernel arguments set in the boot image. This eliminates the need to manual type in the command line at every boot. preptool is a Perl script so you need to have Perl installed on the system you run it on (can be an x86 machine). However, it should work on just about any system so you can set the arguments on another system before installing it on your own machine. Here is an example of how you might use it:
$ preptool -q vmlinuz-2.4.25 vmlinuz-2.4.25 -------------- Entry point offset = 0x00000500 Load image length = 0x0010aa03 Load image Flags = 0x00 Operating system id = 0x00 Partition name =  Command line = [console=ttyS0 root=/dev/hdb] $ preptool -s"ide0=0x1f0,0x3f6,13 ide1=0x170,0x376,13 netdev=9,0x300,eth0 console=ttyS0 console=tty0 root=/dev/hda" vmlinuz-2.4.25 $ $ ./preptool -q vmlinuz-2.4.25 vmlinuz-2.4.25 -------------- Entry point offset = 0x00000500 Load image length = 0x0010aa03 Load image Flags = 0x00 Operating system id = 0x00 Partition name =  Command line: ide0=0x1f0,0x3f6,13 ide1=0x170,0x376,13 netdev=9,0x300,eth0 console=ttyS0 console=tty0 root=/dev/hda
You can find kernels, patches and other stuff from Leigh Brown about Linux on rs6000 prep 7043-140 machines on his website or his files area.
My name is Martin, you can reach me at meuk _at_ olifantasia |dot| com or on the qemu mailing list.
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