Rooting the KORG Kronos

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Freitag, 1. April 2016

Precompiled kernel for the Kronos with XHCI support

If you want to roll your own hardware upgrade, and don't want to dive into the details of compiling the Linux kernel, use this precompiled Kronos-compatible kernel with XHCI support.

The kernel was compiled from the ingredients explained here. All patches applied to the Linux kernel to compile the binary linked above are available here.

Update (April 3rd 2016):

  • Enabled IPv6 in kernel config (required for Intel NIC drivers)
  • Fixed problem with selecting OA.ko's heap memory size (orig_mem_size)
  • Driver modules for both Intel NICs on the Supermicro X11SSV-Q (Compiled from e1000e-3.3.3.tar and igb-
Driver Modules for Intel NICs on Supermicro X11SSV-Q (extract to /lib/modules/

Update (May 5th 2016):

  • Added magic value to register_cdrom() so that OA.ko still works properly if loadmod.ko was not loaded.

Have fun!

4 Kommentare:

  1. Thank you for your work and this excellent site.

    Is it any option to implement a VNC to work on KRONOS from my PC (Windows).
    I would like to avoid to work with editors and tools... I didn't discover anythisng working fine and simple.

    Thank you again!

  2. Hello, Mr KronosHavker,

    Where can I get the Kronos Kernel?


  3. I already bought the SuperMicro Motherboard and CPU, just tried to download all the needed files and found that links are broken. Anyway to get the files?

  4. Alas, my vanilla Kronos is broken (reauthorisation loop, and it ain't the SSD) so rather than trying to source expensive original components I thought an upgrade would be good. Nice research and thanks for blogging, but the links are dead. Will they ever be restored, or are they gone forever?