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Old 04-13-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Kernel make error.

I am running Slackware 10.2, kernel, and I am trying to compile my kernel. When I try to run "make menuconfig" or "make config", I get this error. root@Sagasto:/usr/src/linux# make menuconfig
.config:966: *** missing separator. Stop.
make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2
Here is what that section of the make file looks like. I numbered the lines myself.

962# Modules not configured
963# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

modules modules_install: FORCE
966 @echo
@echo "The present kernel configuration has modules disabled."
@echo "Type 'make config' and enable loadable module support."
@echo "Then build a kernel with module support enabled."
@exit 1


Any Ideas? Thank you.
Old 04-13-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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The .config file should only consist of remarks (# ....) and "CONFIG_foo_bar=value", so you seem to have messed up yours.
Try to regenerate a config file from your current kernel with `zcat /proc/config.gz > newconfig` and start with that one again.
Old 04-13-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, I figured out what happened. I had tried to edit it manually, and later forgot! Thanks for the help.


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