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Old 12-30-2000, 07:52 PM   #1
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I have been attempting to recompile the kernel on my machine a Pentium 200MMX w/ 64MB RAM and a 13GB hard drive.
This is a dual boot machine Linux and WindowsNT.
The following kernel compilation steps all execute w/o errors: (after going throuhg make xconfig)

make dep
make clean
make modules
make modules_install
make bzImage

But, when I run /sbin/depmod -a I get unresolved symbol errors. It appears the errors are on *.o files for the items I selected for module compilation as well those that I did not select.

These errors are also present when the kernel boots (obviously since depmod -a is run at boot time). Yes, the kernel will boot. But I have all of these errors. And any of the associated functions will not work for example, PPP. So, I'm sending this message using Win NT. If you need more info please let me know. At this point I'm not sure how many details to supply.

Thanks for the help

Old 01-06-2001, 01:21 PM   #2
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you must have made a typo because the commands go as following

make config or menuconfig or xconfig or oldconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage or others
make modules
make modules_install

if thats what you did then if im compiling a new(but same version ie a new 2.2.18 from an old 2.2.18) then I rename my
old /lib/modules/2.2.18 to /lib/modules/old
and then when I make modules_install I have no old modules without dependencies.


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