Re: kernel compile.again.
On Wednesday 25 October 2006 01:05, you wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 October 2006 09:08, C_Wakefield wrote:
> > Greetings.
> > Still trying to understand why I can't seem to run any kernels I compile.
> > Been trying since 2.6.17 on my new amd64-X2 and since then the only
> > kernel that'll boot is a 2.6.16-2-amd64-k8-smp.
> > I've tried using the debian amd64 kernel conifig on most kernels as well,
> > with no joy.
> > Kind of at the end of the rope here with ideas. NOW I'm beginning to
> > think it's the compiler, 4.1? I've noticed that 2.6.16-2 is compiled
> > with 4.0.
> > How do I specify gcc 4.0 instead of 4.1 to compile a kernel?
> I would expect it to be part of the "alternatives" mechanism, but it seems
> its not. there is a /etc/alternatives/cc file, but its a link to
> /usr/bin/gcc is again a link, this time to /usr/bin/gcc-4.1 in my case. I
> have successfully compiled sources that needed gcc-4.0 by changing the
> links of /usr/bin/gcc and /usr/bin/g++ to point to the 4.0 version. I guess
> you can try the same brute trick.
Thanks for the idea. I just compiled 18.104.22.168 with .config from my only
running debian kernel: 2.6.16-2-amd64-k8-smp with gcc-4.0 using the symlink
in /etc/alternatives/gcc. Again, no joy.
My next, is to use gcc-2.95, but not sure if it that's a good idea, given it's
What is odd, also, is that debian linux-images: 2.6.18-1-amd64 and
2.6.17-2-amd64 won't boot my machine either!
Thanks for the replies,