Several people have had trouble in getting a Glendix machine up and running. This page should help get started as quickly as possible!
The latest Glendix patches work for the kernel version 184.108.40.206. If you'd like to use a different kernel version, you must use the source files from our repository to create your own patched kernel tree.
You will need an existing Linux installation, and must be familiar with the procedure for configuring, compiling and installing new kernels (this may be specific to your distro).
CONFIG_BINFMT_PLAN9option. Either select 'Y' (it will be built into the kernel) or 'M' (in which case you have to load the module by executing
modprobe binfmt_plan9). The option will appear in the main configuration menu.
dmesgcommand). If you compiled
binfmt_plan9as a module, you will need to load the module using modprobe before the message will appear.
In conclusion, here is a rough outline of the commands you will be executing:
$ wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-220.127.116.11.tar.bz2 $ wget http://www.glendix.org/code/glendix_18.104.22.168.patch $ tar xvjf linux-22.214.171.124.tar.bz2 $ cd linux-126.96.36.199 $ patch -p0 < ../glendix_188.8.131.52.patch patching file ./arch/x86/include/asm/irq_vectors.h patching file ./arch/x86/Kconfig patching file ./arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S patching file ./arch/x86/kernel/plan9_syscall_table.S patching file ./arch/x86/kernel/traps.c patching file ./.config patching file ./Documentation/lguest/lguest.c patching file ./fs/binfmt_plan9.c patching file ./fs/binfmt_plan9.h patching file ./fs/Makefile patching file ./Makefile patching file ./plan9/devcons.c patching file ./plan9/Kconfig patching file ./plan9/Makefile patching file ./plan9/p9_constants.h patching file ./plan9/syscalls.c $ make menuconfig # Don't forget to select CONFIG_BINFMT_PLAN9 $ make && make modules_intall # Or whatever you would do to install your new kernel. Copy bzImage, Update GRUB etc... $ reboot # Select your new kernel to boot $ dmesg # Check for the "Hello, Plan9!" message. If you compiled as module, load with modprobe $ wget http://www.glendix.org/code/p9pack_u1.tar.gz $ tar xvzf p9pack_u1.tar.gz $ cd p9 $ ./cat <something>
Congratulations, you just ran Plan 9's
cat on Linux!