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Old 10-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Debian Linux...Which forum to look for answers or ask questions.

My experience with Linux is currently extremely limited, but my need to know Linux like that of an expert is most urgent. I am reading the book, but I need answers to specific questions that I am sure is buried in a line or two in all the Linux Tutorials somewhere. But at this point I would just like to describe what I need and you all might answer or point me in the right direction.

My goal right now is to figure out how to build a new Linux Kernel for an embedded system.
My instructions consist of 11 easy line commands of which the last command fails, which is the actual compiling(gcc?)

The problem sees to center around a definition called "CROSS_COMPILE".

The actual command is: 'export CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-'

The error message I get back is:

make: arm-linux-gcc command not found.

I presume I am missing some kind of cross compiler for a arm based embedded system.

The actual command line I am entering is:

make && make uImage && INSTALL_MOD_PATH=/home/development/cm-x300/rootfs make modules_install

Can anyone point me where I can get more information about this or which forum this question best relates?

Old 10-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Have you tried the Debian User Forums?
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You just need to get arm-linux-gcc. If it's not in the Debian repository, the source is here
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