[darwinbuild] booting xnu 8G32

Shantonu Sen ssen at opendarwin.org
Thu Feb 2 14:24:38 PST 2006

What's the output of "nvram -p" after you run this kswap script?

Or you can paste the output of:
> sh -x kswap.sh --test mach_kernel.orig

In any event, be wary of shell scripts downloaded from the internet. ;-)


On Feb 2, 2006, at 12:57 PM, ritchie wrote:

> 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.
> best,
> r.
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