been using Mandrake 8.2 for some time now, so now out of curiosity I wanted to update my kernel und install the new Kernel 2.4.19...I read the Kernel Howto, I read different newsgroups posts and thought i was ready for the show..who thought it would turn into such a nightmare :-(
First of all, I downloaded the sources from www.kernel.org
and untarred them to my home directory..then moved them to the /usr/src directory..renamed the directory to linux-2.4.19 .
Entered the linux-2.4.19 directory , made "su root" and started "make xconfig"
I carefully went throught the different options and saved the result as "first-2.4.19"...exited the xconfig programme..back at the shell i went for "make dep" , followed by "make clean"...i didn't set up any modules during xconfig, so i skipped "make modules" and "make modules_install".
So, to finish the process i wanted to create a bootable, co
mpressed Kernel Image..so i typed "make bzimage"..but the only output was a german error message which said the following:
"make: *** Keine Regel, um "bzimage" zu erstellen
which, translated to English, means
"make *** No Rule to create "bzimage"
The same happened when i tried to create an uncompressed image with "make zimage".
Well..that was it, no spectacular blue screen of death or a complete system crash, that was all the output i got, great :-( My last idea was to create a boot image and copy it to floppy..so i did a "make zdisk"..and to my surprise the compilation process started..the exitement lasted for about half an hour when suddenly the compilation process stopped with the following error message:
drivers/char/drm/drm.o: In function 'sis_fb_alloc':
drivers/char/drm/drm.o(.text+0x224a3): undefined reference to 'sis_malloc'
drivers/char/drm/drm.o(.text+0x224e6): undefined reference to 'sis_free'
drivers/char/drm/drm.o: In function 'sis_fb_free':
drivers/char/drm/drm.o(.text+0x225d8): undefined reference to 'sis_free'
drivers/char/drm/drm.o: In function 'sis_final_context':
drivers/char/drm/drm.o(.text+0x22a5e): undefined reference to 'sis_free'
make *** [vmlinux] Fehler1
I am sorry this post ended up being so long, but i wanted to put as much information into it as possible so that maybe some of you Linux Gods can help me with this mess..
Thanks in Advance,