[darwinbuild] booting xnu 8G32

Mark Pauley mpauley at mac.com
Thu Feb 2 10:19:12 PST 2006

What happens when you boot in verbose mode (hold down apple-v)?   
Perhaps you need to touch your /System/Library/Extensions directory,  
so you don't try to use the old kernel kext-cache with your new kernel?


On Feb 2, 2006, at 10:12 AM, ritchie wrote:

> I managed to build xnu 8G32 quite easily last night, and am quite  
> impressed with how slick darwinbuild is. however, when I go to  
> install it on my system, I have the same problem that davec did a  
> month ago: get to the grey apple boot screen and then wedge. am I  
> missing any dependencies, or does the kernel need patching? is  
> there anything tricky I need to do to handle a universal binary? I  
> tried updating the kextcache for the kernel, and also tried booting  
> the ppc only version but had no luck with either. I also updated  
> the build plist to the 8g32od1 version, which doesn't seem to  
> affect xnu from what I can tell. has anyone booted 8.4.1 yet?
> I also looked into building the entire system via kevin's
> # darwinxref version '*' | sed -e 's/-.*//' > projects.txt
> # /usr/local/share/darwinbuild/buildorder projects.txt ordered.txt
> # /usr/local/share/darwinbuild/buildlist ordered.txt
> but this fails since I haven't fetched all the packages yet. is  
> there a quick way to do the equivalent of darwinbuild -fetch *, or  
> should I just hack a little curl script together? if I don't _need  
> everything just to get a custom kernel up and running, I won't  
> bother with this step.
> best,
> r.
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