Paul Mackerras writes:
I have put up a precompiled 2.2.1 kernel, along with modules,
for ftp on ftp://samba.anu.edu.au/pub/linux-pmac/.
I have also rearranged the ftp area a bit – the precompiled kernel
image is now in the kernel-binary/2.2.1 subdirectory. I have
updated a bunch of things, including the README, INSTALL, STATUS,
and Install_Linux.sit.bin files.
This precompiled kernel supports the iMac, as it includes the
USB drivers and an updated sound driver for the iMac. The USB
driver code is the 19990131 snapshot from Inaky.
There is an updated pcmcia rpm in the RPMS directory for those
of you with powerbooks: pcmcia-cs-3.0.8-1.ppc.rpm.
To boot the new kernel, assuming you’re using BootX, all you
need to do is to fetch the new kernel image from
and put it in your MacOS System folder. If you need any of the
precompiled modules (DOS filesystem, appletalk, etc.), get the
modules-2.2.1.tar.gz file also and unpack it in / with a command
cd /; tar xvfz modules-2.2.1.tar.gz