Compiling new kernel...

Rob Allen (
Sun, 03 Nov 1996 15:29:17 -0600

I am trying to compile a new kernel (2.0.23) on a new Alpha (PC164) machine
that I just received, and I am having big time problems... I am very
familiar with compiling on x86, so I am trying to do the same here. The
first thing I did was to make sure the links in /usr/include were set
properly, this is what I did in /usr/include:

ln -s /usr/src/linux/include/asm-alpha asm
ln -s /usr/src/linux/include/linux linux
ln -s /usr/src/linux/include/scsi scsi

I, obviously, unpacked the kernel in /usr/src. I then found a file called
axp-diffs-2.0.21 and ran patch on it like this (from /usr/src):

cat axp-diffs-2.0.21 | patch -p0

It appeared to update various files and added new *.h files in
/usr/src/linux. I then ran `make config`, and configured the kernel the way
I need it. Here is where I really started guessing! I am used to running at
this time `make dep | make clean` and then `make zImage`. `make dep` and
`make clean` seem to run fine, but then it says there is no target for
`make zImage`. So I started looking through the Makefile, and found boot &
vmlinux. I tried them both, but the kernel would never compile properly. So
before I start asking about specific problems with the kernel compile
errors, I thought I would see if I am even following the right procedures

If you are needing more info on my system PLEASE let me know.


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