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chris_andrew
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: No /usr/src/linux as described in Installation Handbook. Reply with quote

Hi, all!

I'm doing an installation on an Ultra 5 and have got as far as section 7b.

I need to do
Code:
ls -l /usr/src/linux

to check that it all looks good.

Unfortunately, under /usr/src all I have that looks relevant is linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r6. I asked on the gentoo-sparc IRC channel and was advised not to worry about it.

When I cd to /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r6 and try to do
Code:
make menuconfig

I get:

Quote:
No such file or directory. No rule to make target.....Stop.

Can anyone tell me how to proceed, as I don't want to mess things up, at this stage.

Many thanks,

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boot cd mount gentoo partitions, enter chroot
Code:
cd /usr/src/
ln -s linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r6 linux

to make the symbolic link
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris_andrew,

The /usr/src/linux symlink is used by external kernel modules to find the kernel to build against.
Building in /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r6 is fine.

Does your /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r6 contain a file called Makefile ?
If not, your kernel source is damaged.

Code:
emerge gentoo-sources
again.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, guys!

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Does your /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r6 contain a file called Makefile ?


Yes it does, and other files such as kbuild, arch, crypto.

Does this mean I can do the ln -s linux-2.6.34-gentoo-r6 linux?

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris_andrew,

Yes. When you run make, it looks in Makefile for the target you specify. I this case menuconfig
Its a test file, so you can read it if you want.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would say
USE="symlink" emerge =gentoo-sources-2.6.34-gentoo-r6

add the version to world, create the symlink auto

then "make help" will gave you options you can use to build your config (under Configuration Targets, paragraph of help output)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, having slept on it, I want to take your advice, but for some reason, I'm now being told I haven't any space left on my device. I can't even do a df-h! Something isn't happy (apart from me :-) ).

Not looking good.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that usually means you are not in the chroot and are trying to manipulate the cd/ramdisk system.
boot cd, mount gentoo partitions (use your /dev names), enter chroot

Code:
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/gentoo
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot
mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev
chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
env-update
source /etc/profile
export PS1="(chroot) $PS1"
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig


df -h BTW
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My typo, I meant df -h. I carried-out the steps you outlined, a couple of hours ago. As I need to get the box built in the next few hours, I've installed Debian on it. I intend to try the install again when I have the time (hopefully this week).

Thanks to all that helped.

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