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Old 11-08-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 4, source compile kernel 2.6 (jane)


I'm trying to compile a new kernel on a FC4 distribution (Stentz). I have the FC4 kernel config file that was used to compile the FC4 kernel. What I want to do is compile a plain kernel (eg, from The problem is that when I run 'make menuconfig', I receive several errors of the following format: "trying to assign nonexistent symbol".

Here are some:
.config:62: trying to assign nonexistent symbol MODULE_SIG
.config:63: trying to assign nonexistent symbol MODULE_SIG_FORCE
.config:168: trying to assign nonexistent symbol ACPI_BOOT
.config:169: trying to assign nonexistent symbol ACPI_INTERPRETER
.config:186: trying to assign nonexistent symbol ACPI_BUS
My assumption is that these exist because the FC4 kernel source provides features that do not exist in the plain kernel. I am fine with this. I just want to move to a kernel, without the FC4 'magic spices'.

I suppose what I am asking for is whether there exists some documentation, how-to, or FAQ to assist me in resolving these errors. The plain kernel must at least boot on the first attempt... so I cannot afford trial and error.


I've managed to locate the following sources:

Last edited by fr0zen; 11-08-2005 at 03:55 PM.
Old 11-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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solution i hope

you said it right that the errors are because of the spices added by FC people

you can sure go ahead with the compilation and the kernel will be bootable coz i have this experiences for many a times and myy kernel is always bootable
Old 11-08-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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I am guessing what you were missing was the oldconfig step:

# make oldconfig


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