To whom it may concern
I am currently working on my Thesis project where I have to set in operation a Linux distribution on a computer with an
Xscale processor(IXC1100). I have been trying to build and compile a kernel that I can use (unfortunately I have failed).
I am working on an i686 machine with debian installed.
The kernel that I have downloaded is the 18.104.22.168 kernel (supports the IXP4xx architecture - similar to IXC1100)
I have also downloaded the 2.95.3 and 3.0 cross-compilers (have used both - same error)
I have unpacked the kernel in my home directory (/home/rani/kernel/linux-22.214.171.124)
The cross compiler is in /usr/local/arm
I have changed the Makefile in the llinux-126.96.36.199 directory so that it looks like this
ARCH ?= arm
CROSS_COMPILE ?= /usr/local/arm/3.0/bin/arm-linux- (I have also tried to add the compiler to the path and just write arm-linux-)
After that I do the "make menuconfig" and change the processor type to IXP4xx.
The thing is that when I try to "make" - I get the following error
SPLIT include/linux/autoconf.h -> include/config/*
Error: Invalid processor variant -mcpu=xscale
make: *** [scripts/mod/empty.o] Error 1
make: *** [scripts/mod] Error 2
make: *** [scripts] Error 2
I am following the instructions as described, so I have no clue what I have done wrong.
I have also tried to patch the kernel with the patches found on the intel website for the ixp4xx processors, but I haven't been able to succeed in patching it.
debian:/home/rani/kernel/linux-188.8.131.52# patch -p1 < ../ixp400LinuxKernel-BE-1_2.patch
can't find file to patch at input line 4
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|diff -Naur old/arch/arm/config.in new/arch/arm/config.in
|--- old/arch/arm/config.in 2004-10-12 17:30:07.000000000 +0100
|+++ new/arch/arm/config.in 2004-10-12 17:33:04.000000000 +0100
File to patch:
I am hoping that you can help me and would appreciate any help that I can get
thanks in advance