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shariefbe 10-07-2009 05:15 AM

Kernel compilation error
I tried to compile an kernel. version no.2.6.29. When i unzip that tar ball i am the following error.i dont know why i am getting like this.

tar: Skipping to next header

gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

This is the error message i am getting..why it is like this?can anyone help me?

avijitp 10-07-2009 05:19 AM

What is the filename and what command did you use to uncompress it?

shariefbe 10-07-2009 05:45 AM

i use the below command to uncompress it..

tar -xzvf linux-2.6.29.tar.gz

gold_leaf 10-07-2009 06:39 AM

The file is perhaps incomplete, perhaps corrupted during the download. Checking the tarball's md5sum, if possible, will verify this, or maybe even just checking the size of the file you have downloaded against what it should be. Also, ensure that you downloaded the file in binary mode.

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