[Scottish] Compiling and installing a second vanilla kernel

Billy billy at kuranes.co.uk
Sun Aug 7 13:42:33 BST 2005

On Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 04:18:29PM +0100, Andrew Thomas wrote:
> Hello
> I'm a linux newbie, and I'm trying to compile and install a second vanilla kernel so I can use this to build some device driver code. The Linux device drivers book advises me to do this. 
> I am using SUSE 9.2 on my system. I have downloaded the latest kernel, but when I try to do a make menuconfig, or make XXXX I get the following error:
> /usr/src/linux- line 11: gcc: command not found
> /usr/src/linux- line 12: gcc: command not found
>   HOSTCC  scripts/basic/fixdep
> /bin/sh: gcc: command not found
> make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 127
> make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2
> Can anyone tell me why this is?

A default SuSE 9.2 install doesn't include gcc (the compiler) so you'll
have to install it.

If you log in as root and type :

yast2 -i gcc

It should install it + anything else it depends on. 


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