[darwinbuild] booting xnu 8G32

ritchie darwinbuild at repentsinner.org
Thu Feb 2 12:57:17 PST 2006

On 06-02-06, at 1545 , Shantonu Sen wrote:
> No BootX changes should be needed to use universal kernels or kexts
> What copying program did you use? root:admin is a very serious  
> issue. All files produced by the xnu build should be owned by  
> root:wheel, not root:admin
the files were owned by root:wheel when finished building. I used cp  
to copy to /, at which point I re-grouped it in wheel.

> What's the output of "cd /System/Library/Extensions/System.kext &&  
> find . -ls"?
everything there is owned by root:wheel, though I didn't muck with  
anything is System.kext when I installed the kernel, I _only moved  
the mach_kernel. however mark pauley's suggestion that the kernel  
isn't even being seen is leading somewhere. I was using the kswap.sh  
script (http://opendarwin.org/~jpm/naughty/darwin/kswap.sh) to  
install the kernel, but apparently it generates a boot-file variable  
that doesn't work on this machine (g5 dual2.7). if I copy the system- 
installed kernel:

# cp /mach_kernel /mach_kernel.orig
# chgrp wheel /mach_kernel.orig
# kswap.sh --test mach_kernel.orig

this doesn't boot. moving my custom kernel directly to /mach_kernel  
_does boot. I'm currently trying to figure out what an appropriate  
boot-file argument is for a g5.

thanks for all your help.


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