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Custom Linux kernel

raydon

Well-Known Member
#1
Does anyone have any experience in building their own custom kernel in the same format as that used in the Humax hdf ? I have been able to build a kernel from Humax sources but the resulting file is an uncompressed ELF binary which is much bigger that the one in the hdf.
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
#2
xyz321 has built one in the past that almost worked. I think he was left with one problem relating to the MAC address...
 

xyz321

Well-Known Member
#3
I haven't looked at it in a long time but as I remember it just needs gzipping: 'gzip -9c vmlinux > vmlinuz'. I did (and still do) have problems with the MAC address though.
 
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raydon

Well-Known Member
#4
Thanks guys, I'll give that a try. :)

Update: That worked a treat on my Foxsat HDR, thanks once again xyz321 !
I've enabled printk support to get kernel messages. MAC address is OK too.
Here's a snippet from the system log. (I've X'd out the full MAC address)
Code:
Jan  1 00:00:07 (none) user.warn kernel: Broadcom BCM74031 Ethernet Network Device v1.0 Jul 17 2012 17:29:17
Jan  1 00:00:07 (none) user.warn kernel: Getting MAC address...
Jan  1 00:00:07 (none) user.warn kernel: : MAC Address: 00:03:78:XX:XX:XX