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Old 07-18-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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I need help badly!

Hi fellow members

I need to compile the source code for memtest86+v1.70. I have tried compiling it on a Redhat Linux 7.2 but this was the error i got after i typed ./make. I have no idea why. Maybe some of you may have some ideas. The error goes:

as -32 -o head.o head.s
head.s: Assembler Messages:
head.s: 716 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 717 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 718 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 719 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 720 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 721 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 722 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 723 : bad expression used with @GOTOFF
head.s: 747 : can't handle non absolute segment in 'ljump'
make : *** [head.o] Error 1

I am relatively new to Linux and would like to seek the opinion of the forum members. Please help me guys! I am desperately in need to compile it as i would like to make certain amendments in the program. If Redhat is unable to do the job, are there other existing platforms which i can use? I would appreciate your help fellas. Thanks.
Old 07-18-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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Is there any reason you are using RedHat 7? That's a dinosaur, really. If you would like something more up to date that resembles RedHat, have a look at Fedora 7. You can install memtest from the dvd, no need to compile anything yourself.
Old 07-18-2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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multiple posts on the same topic is generally frowned upon. I replied to your other post.
Old 07-19-2007, 03:05 AM   #4
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Buddy! just catch a copy of F7 frm ..... a lot of softwares available through multiple repositeries .. u wouldn't ever need to compile anything... 80% sure..
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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