I'm trying to compile a 3.8.3 on a fresh install of 13.37 64 and having some problems.
current kernel will be 2.6.*.* (clean install from 13.37 disk)
I'm wondering if there is something I'm missing in order to be able to compile a 3.8.* kernel, as in is the gcc high enough etc etc?
Mind, this is a fresh 13.37 install.
I'm finding that the compile is ending with error(s), I've tried using the .config file from the 3.8.3 tree, the 2.6.*.* tree and also the huge one from /boot
I've tried using defaults for all new questions in make menuconfig but all results in fails. I think I managed to get one successfull compilation but it hangs during boot.
Lilo is correct so can still boot old kernel but I'm at a loss.
I appreciate this may not be a slackware thing and indeed difficult to sort out why compilation should fail but I'm just looking for some advice as I worry I am missing something and things have changed since I last regularly done this sort of thing.
My steps were as alsways to place in /usr/src/Linux-*.*.* and from in there run:
Previously I would have followed something like:
cp /usr/src/'Linux_kernel_source'/src/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/newkernel (if needed) and sort lilo
My next line of thought is to recompile current kernel version and see if that completes and boots, though I'm not so sure that will tell me anything meaningful.
All help is as always appreciated.
O - hardware is a GA-990FXA-UD3 with an AMD FX6300 with sata drives.