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Hi, I am new to Linux. I am using FC 12 and trying to install a built kernel(2.6.37) When i give the command " make install " , it is ...
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    Kernel Compilation error


    Hi,

    I am new to Linux. I am using FC 12 and trying to install a built kernel(2.6.37)
    When i give the command " make install " , it is giving me the following message :
    #make install
    sh /home/shawn/linux/linux-2.6.37/arch/x86/boot/install.sh 2.6.37 arch/x86/boot/bzImage \
    System.map "/boot"
    get_netlink_msg returned No such file or directory

    Please suggest me as how to get rid of the above error msg

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    Hello and Welcome.
    Try following this howto and see if it gets you anywhere.
    How To Compile A Kernel - The Fedora Way | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials
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    Thanks a lot Mike

    It would be great if you could clarify my doubt:

    1. I also tried another way and faced the following error in it:
    The steps are as follows:
    After the initials tar steps.....
    -> cd linux-2.6.37
    ->make config
    ->make
    ->make modules_install
    -> make install

    The result after rebooting is:
    Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.37/modules.dep: No such file or directory

    No Root device found
    Boot has failed, Sleeping forever

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    Do you have a separate /boot partition? Make sure that is mounted during the kernel install.
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    Hi Mike,

    I don't have another /boot partitiion.

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    So my guess would be that you missed a module that the system needs.
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    ok that might be true.....and once again thanks

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