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Old 09-19-2001, 10:17 AM   #1
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Warnings and error messages during kernel compile


During the process of compiling my kernel, I read messages which I do not understand.

Messages at end of "make bzImage ":
tools/build -b bbootsect bsetup compressed/bvmlinux.out CURRENT > bzImage
Root device is (33, 5)
Boot sector 512 bytes.
Setup is 4512 bytes.
System is 1052 kB
warning: kernel is too big for standalone boot from floppy
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.2/arch/i386/boot'

Messages at end of "make modules":
make[2]: *** [dummy.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.2/drivers/net'
make[1]: *** [_modsubdir_net] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.2/drivers'
make: *** [_mod_drivers] Error 2

Messages at end of "make modules_install":
cp dummy.o /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net/
cp: cannot stat `dummy.o': No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [_modinst__] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.2/drivers/net'
make[1]: *** [_modinst_net] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.2/drivers'
make: *** [_modinst_drivers] Error 2

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[list=1][*]The message at the end of the "make bzImage" indicates that "kernel is too big for standalone boot from floppy". However, I was able to boot from a floppy. What does this message mean?[*]What do the "error 2" messages mean following "make modules" and "make modules_install"?[*]Should I worry about this stuff, or is it not important? My recompiled kernel seems to work just fine.[/list=1]
 
Old 09-19-2001, 07:03 PM   #2
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It's you again

My guess on the first 1 is that it just means that you can't make a 1 disk Linux installation for a floppy cause the kernel takes up space for other needed stuff..
Don't worry..

The other problem I had too.. It's just the Dummy ethernet (for testing).. It's not needed and you can get rid of the error by saying no to making a module of the Dummy (under ethernet cards in the kernel config)..
 
Old 09-19-2001, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help

Yep, it's me, again

I seem to be able to find all kinds of ways to get myself in trouble.

Thanks for your help
 
  


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