ok, so one way or the other
i managed to get genlink load. i used an unusual approach of rsync'ing everything over ssh from my linux box. it worked though, so i'm okay.
i now have GenLink rootfs and boot images loaded from here:http://buffalo.nas-central.org/download ... s/Genlink/
only question i have now is that when i do a uname -a right now, i get:
GenLSPro ~ # uname -a
Linux GenLSPro 2.6.22 #1 Wed Sep 26 07:58:03 CEST 2007 armv5tejl ARM926EJ-S rev 0 (v5l) MV-88fxx81 GNU/Linux
but i noticed that there is also kernel modules for another newer kernel under /lib/modules.
specifically, 2.6.26-gentoo kernel:
GenLSPro ~ # cd /lib/modules
GenLSPro modules # ls
now my question is, how do i move up from 2.6.22 to 2.6.26-gentoo kernel. i'm used to the slackware way of doing thing where you just have compressed /vmlinuz at the top level.
also, why does file on initrd show it's a PPC image (whereas i have an arm core, lol)
or is that just a generic interpretation for the "file" command when it comes to initrd and uImage headers?
GenLSPro boot # file initrd.buffalo uImage.buffalo
initrd.buffalo: u-boot/PPCBoot image
uImage.buffalo: u-boot/PPCBoot image