kernel compiling problems (was Re: howto detect a parallel iomega 100 mb device)
--- Michael Biebl <email@example.com> wrote:
> Joris Huizer wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > I've got the following question: In order to move
> > large files (like programs) to the laptop of my
> > brother Sebastian, I need it to be able to mount
> > iomega zip disks. (The laptop can't be connected
> > the internet: it doesn't have an ethernet card,
> > Sebastian needs his money for other stuff)
> > The device is a parallel iomega 100 mb device
> which is
> > attached to the printer port.
> > I did a little search and found the following
> > document:
> > I tried the following without success:
> > modprobe imm
> > modprobe ppa
> > modprobe vfat
> > mount /mnt/zip100.0
> > mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/sda4 as
> > block device (maybe `insmod driver'?)
> > The warning of mount suggesting insmod isn't
> > helping me :
> > insmod imm
> > insmod: imm: no module by that name found
> > In modconf, under block devices, is the only thing
> > that shows up "nbd", for "Network block device
> > support"
> > The laptop has a 2.2.20 kernel.
> > Can anybody help please?
> > Thanks,
> > Joris
> Hi Joris,
> sounds like your kernel wasn't built with support
> for imm or ppa.
> You can find a nice howto here:
> You will have to read chapter 3 carefully and
> probably build a new kernel.
> Hope this helps,
> BTW: http://www.tldp.org/ is a great ressource for
> documentation all
> around linux.
I don't really like having to try a compilation...
Anyway, I got the 2.4.18 source and I did the
make zImage 2>&1 | tee zImage.out
Unfortunately, that last command stops with an error
tools/build bootsect setup compressed/vmlinux.out
CURRENT > zImage
Root device is (3, 2)
Boot sector 512 bytes.
Setup is 4656 bytes.
System is 680 KB.
System is too big. Try using bzImage or modules.
I copied the kernel config of the current 2.2.20 and
added support for scsi as the document you pointed at
suggested - and I added some sound support as modules
are missing there, too.
What should I do ?? I don't know what exactly is too
big, nor what I should do to solve it;
I hope someone can help on this !
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