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Old 10-07-2009, 06:15 AM   #1
shariefbe
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Kernel compilation error


Hi,
I tried to compile an kernel. version no.2.6.29. When i unzip that tar ball i am the following error.i dont know why i am getting like this.
Code:
linux-2.6.29/drivers/block/swim3.c
linux-2.6.29/drivers/block/sx8.c
linux-2.6.29/drivers/block/ub.c
tar: Skipping to next header

gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
sharief@sharief-desktop:~/Desktop/kernelroot$
This is the error message i am getting..why it is like this?can anyone help me?
 
Old 10-07-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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What is the filename and what command did you use to uncompress it?
 
Old 10-07-2009, 06:45 AM   #3
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i use the below command to uncompress it..
Code:
tar -xzvf linux-2.6.29.tar.gz
 
Old 10-07-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
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The file is perhaps incomplete, perhaps corrupted during the download. Checking the tarball's md5sum, if possible, will verify this, or maybe even just checking the size of the file you have downloaded against what it should be. Also, ensure that you downloaded the file in binary mode.
 
  


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