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when i use the make command i get the error ]# make oldconfig make[1]: *** No rule to make target `missing-syscalls'. Stop. make: *** [prepare0] Error 2...
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    Problem Compiling the Kernel


    when i use the make command i get the error

    ]# make oldconfig
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `missing-syscalls'. Stop.
    make: *** [prepare0] Error 2

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    Are you sure you got the kernel source tree? What happens when you run make menuconfig?
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    When i use the make menuconfig command i get the screen for changing the modules that i need to include or not.... Then it says to save and when the configuration is saved and when i type "make" it throws the above error

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    Then I have to think that you are missing some parts of the kernel source tree for your platform/architecture.
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    No rule to make target `missing-syscalls'
    what does this mean ???
    what target is it talking about???
    and what architecture may it support....
    i actually modified the original code that come with the distro as root... i was not working on the other copy....
    However when i downloaded the new source code from the kernel.org and then made changes using the "make menucoinfig" command and then recompiled it didnt throw any errors........
    i think it has nothing to do with the architecture...

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    Well, the system calls are associated with the architecture you are building for. However, since the sources from kernel.org configured and built without errors, my assumption about missing souce pieces is still the most likely issue. IE, the sources you got with the distro were likely incomplete. Did it build before you made changes? But then not after?
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