Compiling 2.6.8-1 kernel with gcc 3.3.2
I am at my wits end at this point after two days of trying to figure this
out; perhaps someone can help me.
I am basically trying to compile Linux kernel version 188.8.131.52 on a
Mandrake 10.0 system with gcc 3.3.2. Everything compiles fine but the
kernel does not boot! The kernel is being compiled not for the Mandrake
System but for a Debian Woody (kernel 2.2.20) System on a 486DX/75 with 24
MB RAM and 1GB hard
I would like to know has anyone has successfully compiled a 2.6
kernel with gcc 3.3.2 ?? I am using binutils version 184.108.40.206.7.
I have heard that certain gcc 3.x.x versions compile fine but generate bad
kernel code. Is this true?
Just to see if a pre-compiled 2.6 kernel will even boot on a 486 system
such as mine, I downloaded a pre-compiled 2.6.8 kernel image from
debian.org (extracted it from the .deb file) and installed it on the 486 system.
When I ran it, it actually booted and executed fine until it couldn't mount the
filesystems (which is ok since this was just a test).
So, it seems that I am configuring LILO and stuff fine because this
pre-compiled image booted fine. But when I compile a kernel on my
Mandrake system, it does not boot. Basically, I get the following when I
try to boot my self-compiled kernels:
"Uncompressing Linux.... Ok, booting the kernel."
And then it's dead. Like I mentioned earlier, a Debian pre-compiled
kernel image boots fine...at least I see the booting sequence.
Therefore, I am now suspecting my Mandrake toolchain (i.e. gcc 3.3.2). If
anyone has info on this, I'd appreciate it.
I have also tried downloading, compiling, and running a 2.6.7 kernel with
the same results i.e. no go...
Also, it could be that my kernel configuration is incorrect, though I do
not think it is. If someone can take a look at this and let know of any
outright problems, that'd be cool too. It is over here:
Any help is greatly appreciated.