[Scottish] Compiling and installing a second vanilla kernel

Andrew Thomas Andrew.Thomas at sli-institute.ac.uk
Mon Aug 8 10:10:36 BST 2005

Thanks for the replies guys.
I had assumed that GCC would be installed with SUSE, so it caught me off guard! Is it just me, or is it quite strange that GCC is not installed by default?
After installing GCC i had heaps of other problems, so now I'm using Fedora - it's great. Everything works just grand.


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Subject: [Scottish] Compiling and installing a second vanilla kernel


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?

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