Re: compiling (or rather, failing to compile) a kernel
On Saturday 10 November 2012 18:46:09 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> Hi Lisi,
> Am Samstag, 10. November 2012 schrieb Lisi Reisz:
> > I have been trying to get to grips with compiling a custom kernel. I
> > have been shying away for too long.
> > I am following Stephen's marvellous work, and had got this far:
> > http://users.wowway.com/~zlinuxman/Kernel.htm#Unpack
> This appears to be really old.
> I suggest looking at
> and "make-kpkg" from "kernel-package". These are the two approaches I know
> of. I still use make-kpkg, cause it does everything for me in just one
> > But I get errors the end of which is below. I tried to copy and paste
> > all the error reports that Konsole gave me, but could not manage it.
> > Advice, please!
> > <quote>
> > tar: linux-source-3.2/sound/firewire/Makefile: Cannot open: No such
> > file or directory
> > lisi@Titan:/usr/src$
> > </quote>
> Turned out to be a permissions problem.
> So you used your regular user to compile the kernel.
> But a deprecated place for it. Just compile the kernel from a directory in
> your home directory.
> See also:
Thanks, Martin. Yes, I have looked at the website you refer to, and tried to
use it. And I have the book to which you refer. The trouble is, that for
the basic stuff they are simply above my head. Stephen gives more
explanation and more and clearer instructions.
I shall certainly avail myself of what the book and
http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ say - but shall also use Stephen's
site, which I find very useful. So much of the documentation from which one
has to work is old - but that doesn't make it useless. And anyway, I think
that Stephen updates his site, so it is not outdated.
But thank you for the recommendations. Not only might I not have known them,
but future readers of the archive might not know of them.