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Old 06-20-2007, 05:22 AM   #1
oliviapesayco
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Need help in building a Linux Kernel


Hi there. I am really new in Kernel... I am currently builning it from a virtual machine... however, I am getting error message when I run the make command

When I run "make oldconfig",

I was prompted to some questions, I entered "y" in some. And "N" in some prompts. Now, when I executed command, I am getting this error :

/root/linux-2.6.17.13-pudding/scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh: Cannot open 'y'
make[1]: *** [usr/initramsfs_data.cpio.gz} Error 1
make: *** [usr] Error 2

Please help me....
 
Old 06-20-2007, 05:41 AM   #2
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Hello,

it looks like you answered y when you have been asked for a path.

Markus
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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Hi Markus.

thanks for your response. I there a way that I can undo what I did? Can I go back and untar the source again? Will it undo everything that I did?

Thanks again.


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Hello,

it looks like you answered y when you have been asked for a path.

Markus
 
Old 06-20-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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If you overwrite it by extracting new files over the old it will undo everything. Alternatively you could change into that directory and edit the config file by hand with your favorite text editor and remove your mistakes.
Example.
#cd /usr/src/linux
#vi .config

Last edited by lord-fu; 06-20-2007 at 10:19 AM.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 11:00 AM   #5
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Hello,

I think that make oldconfig creates a file .config.old. Use
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ls -al
on youre console and look at which time both files (.config and .config.old) were created. If there is an update do a
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cp .config.old .config
and run make oldconfig again. Normally you find one version of your .config in the /boot directry.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 08:14 PM   #6
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Thanks.

Thanks Markush. I copied the old config file to ".config", compiled it and everything started working....
 
  


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