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Re: Installing kernel sources on alternative partition problem

Kieren Diment <kieren@mailandnews.com> writes:

> Hi there,
> I have a slightly obscure problem recompiling my potato 
> kernel-source-2.2.17 on a P100 laptop.
> I have a disk space problem and therefore tried to unpack the kernel
> sources on my other partition, which is a now redundant vfat partition
> that had win 95 on it.  
> When I extract the tarball, I get the following error message:  
> tar: kernel-source-2.2.17/include/asm: Cannot create symlink to asm-i386':
> Operation not permitted
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Hmm. Does vfat even support symlinks?  That may be the problem.  If you don't
need the partition, you should try reformatting to ext2fs.  (Or maybe, is there
a tool out there that will convert the partition?)

Well, what it's trying to do is symlink kernel-source-2.2.17/include/asm to
kernel-source-2.2.17/include/asm-i386.  I think it needs that to be a symlink,
and I don't think you can just copy the directory (although it probably
wouldn't hurt to try).


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