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Old 02-04-2002, 10:41 AM   #1
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Kernel recompilation fails

I've installed RedHat 7.1 without any problems, and now I'm trying to build a 'monolithic' kernel (2.4.2). Having done make mrproper, make xconfig, make dep, edit EXTRAVERSION in Makefile, I then do make bzImage. A few minutes in, the make bzImage fails with this error message:

arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o: In function `pci_fixup_vt8363':
arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o(.text.init+0x3857): indefined reference to `noautodma'
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

I can't upgrade to newer kernel as I need this version for Oracle. If anybody has any idea what the cause of this is the help would be much appreciated.


Old 02-04-2002, 03:35 PM   #2
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just because i like picking at details, linux is, by definition, always a monolithic kernel...

anyway, i'll guess that you meant that you're not compiling it with any modules. not too much of a problem. did you patch the kernel with a patch from oracle, or are you just recompiling it as per instructions?
Old 02-05-2002, 03:28 AM   #3
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Hello Isajera

You're right, I have disabled loadable modules in make xconifg.

The kernel I'm trying to compile is the one that comes with the retail RedHat 7.1 Professional Edition. According Oracle it is this version (2.4.2) that they support for 9i on RedHat 7.1. I'm compiling it as per the instructions in the Customization Guide that comes with the boxed RedHat 7.1 distro.

I've come across the problem on a couple of websites. In one case the kernel was upgraded and this solved the problem. In another (RedHat's website) they suggested that some IDE stuff had been left chosen in xconfig. I checked for this and couldn't find anything as far as I'm aware.

I'll maybe try a fresh install today and then recompile, adding needed bits one at a time and see when/if it fails. If this is OK I'll start to remove stuff one at a time and see where/if this fails.

Old 02-06-2002, 07:33 AM   #4
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OK, I've got this sorted now so for the benefit of others who may have this problem...

The kernel started to error on make bzImage when I removed ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL Support. I was under the false impression that the server was 100% SCSI which it wasn't. Both CD Rom and floppy were IDE so I needed these anyway.


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