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Old 03-16-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
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Kernel too big?

Ok, finally for make bzImage to work (after fixing a broken symbolic link) but got this error message:

"Warning Kernel too big boot from floppy"

What the? Sounds kinda counter productive....but then again, I did 'include' a lot of thigns instead of modular.

So, I'm gonna redo it, say 'm' to most options. Sound like a good idea?

Oh look....that system is hanging while rebooting nice....
Old 03-16-2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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If you're not going to boot from a floppy anyway, it doesn't much matter how big the kernel is.

You can say 'm' to most options, but do not use that for your root filesystem type or your disk controller - you need these compiled in just to boot.
Old 03-16-2004, 08:05 PM   #3
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Ooook....system in (after almost forgetting my PW since it's been so long since I rebooted it...kinda a good thing I guess :/ )

Trying to run make menuconfig again but got:

"scripts/menuconfig: line 1058: awk: command not found"

Should I finish the previous re-compile (as in make modules, make modules_install) and then redo make menuconfig?
Old 03-17-2004, 03:16 PM   #4
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Restart the process, I think it starts at make mrproper. if that doesn't work try make clean. make clean might not do it so if that doesn't work save your .confg and reextract it.

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