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Old 08-15-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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Problem Building Gentoo Kernel


well, ive been installing gentoo since last tuesday and I am very upset. I've run into one problem after another. Now I finallly get to building the kernel with genkernel all, it gives me this error. RROR: Failed to compile the "bzImage" target..
-- End Log... --

* Please consult /var/log/genkernel.log for more information and any errors that were reportedabove

* Please consult /var/log/genkernel.log for more information and any errors that were reported above


system was bootstrapped properlly with the correct settings for a Pentuim two.

Here's the system specs:

Pentuim2 Slot 1 450Mhz
192MB RAM... checked ok under memcheck86
GeForce 4 64MB
DVD-ROM
CD-ROM
Netgear 10/100 Ethernet

help will be appreciated...
 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:18 PM   #2
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So did you look at /var/log/genkernel.log ?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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I am not sure if this would be helpful, but it seemed kind of relevent
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux...o.hardened/974
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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yes, this is the error that was in the log: ERROR: Failed to compile the "bzImage" target...
 
Old 08-15-2004, 04:06 PM   #5
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in that post he seemed to solve the problem by trying different kenel sources. You could always try a vanilla kernel from kernel.org
 
Old 08-15-2004, 04:15 PM   #6
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perhaps don't use genkernel at all? (would take longer, but at least it would give meaningful errors if any)
 
Old 08-16-2004, 03:17 AM   #7
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I agree with SciYro. Although I use gentoo I always roll my own kernels manually. You can emerge the sources, then build them manually. Check this link for the different kernels:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml

Though you probably just want to use vanilla-sources or perhaps gentoo-sources.
 
  


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