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Old 08-22-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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Compiling kernel 2.4 on ZipSlack


Hi all,
i have an old sony vaio notebook with a p150 mmx cpu and a small - 2 GB - hdd with zipslack from the slackware 10 cd.
when i started to compile a new kernel, i got a strange error message. At first i downloaded the 2.4.27, later i patched to 2.4.28-pre1, but the message still remains.
My gcc version is 3.4.0.
There is no .config from older kernel.
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-2.4.28-pre1/include/linux/modversions.h', needed by `sched.o'. Stop.
I don't know how to fix it. Any idea?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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Remove the 2.4.28-pre1 you have, then install the kernel-headers and kernel-source packages. That'll give you the correct 2.4.26 kernel, which should work. (You can patch it up later)
 
Old 08-23-2004, 12:54 AM   #3
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This is the one thing that you can't do under ZipSlack -compile kernels. It has to do with the link in /usr/src.
You'll have to 'migrate' your installation to linux partition. See faq.txt for details.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 01:42 PM   #4
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Hello!

gnashley: on this machine i have not enough space to create a new partition. if i haven't enough free space on the windows partition, i can zip the Linux directory. this UMSDOS trick is the best for me.

WMD: i replaced the kernel source as you suggested, but i got the error again.

Thank you for helping. Today morning i had a little time for playing with the kernel. I tested the compiling with different kernel versions. Later i replaced/downgraded the 3.4 GCC to 3.3. TADAA! At last, with the older GCC i created a 100% working kernel from 2.4.26 and 2.4.27 with ZipSlack.
Conclusion: It is possible to compile a 2.4.x kernel with GCC 3.3.4
And now i'm very happy with my little Linux
 
Old 08-23-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
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Oh, that is good to know. I saw that somewhere in the official umsdos docs but glad to know it is no longer valid or whatever.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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Now i know, the ZipSlack works well with the 2.4 kernel tree. But here is the 2.6 series There is no UMSDOS support
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:33 AM   #7
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No umsdos support is planned for the 2.6 kernel series.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:59 AM   #8
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On this page i found the following sentence:
"I've begun work on 2.6 UMSDOS support". I trust to hear good news soon
 
  


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