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Old 10-27-2003, 08:57 PM   #1
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Kernel compile error: what does it mean?

Hello everyone,
I was wondering if anyone can give me any insight on what this error means.

tools/build bootsect setup compressed/vmlinux.out CURRENT > zImage
Root device is (3, 2)
Boot sector 512 bytes.
Setup is 2604 bytes.
System is 832 kB
System is too big. Try using bzImage or modules.
make[1]: *** [zImage] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-20.9/arch/i386/boot'
make: *** [zImage] Error 2

What I think this means is that the compressed kernel is more than the space I have on my boot partition. My boot partition is /dev/hda1 which has 102784 blocks. Am I understanding this correctly? Is this a case of me needing to expand my /dev/hda1 partition?

Thank you,
Old 10-27-2003, 09:07 PM   #2
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It tells you to do
make bzImage
instead of
make zImage
Have you tried? The other thing it suggests is using modules instead of compilng everything into the kernel.
Old 10-27-2003, 09:12 PM   #3
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You were correct quatsch. Thank you very much for seeing that. I guess I have been staring at it to long to see that

Thank you again.


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