linux bios kernel for m758lmr+

James Alton jalton at
Thu Nov 7 05:17:00 CET 2002


Ok. I am going to try 2.4.19 this time round. Updating
freebios/linuxbios as I type this with cvs update -P.

1. tar -xvf linux-2.4.19.tar (linux kernel is now installed at
2. mv linux-2.4.19 linux   (to satisfy all the scripts that require
3. cd linux; cp
/home/jalton/freebios/src/kernel_patches/linux-2.4.19-sis.patch .; cp
/home/jalton/freebios/src/kernel_patches/config-2.4.19-sis .config;
4. (still in /usr/src/linux) patch -p1 < linux-2.4.19-sis.patch
5. (patches scroll by, no errors listed)
6. make menuconfig (I enter this, don't change anything, and say save
changes. To satisfy autoconf makefile stuffs)
7. make dep && make bzImage

a few minutes later... 

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib'
ld -m elf_i386 -T /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/ -e stext
arch/i386/kernel/head.o arch/i386/kernel/init_task.o init/main.o
init/version.o init/do_mounts.o \
        --start-group \
        arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o arch/i386/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o
mm/mm.o fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o \
         drivers/char/char.o drivers/block/block.o drivers/misc/misc.o
drivers/net/net.o drivers/media/media.o drivers/ide/idedriver.o
drivers/cdrom/driver.o drivers/sound/sounddrivers.o drivers/pci/driver.o
drivers/video/video.o \
        net/network.o \
        /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux/lib/lib.a
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a \
        --end-group \
        -o vmlinux
drivers/video/video.o(.data+0x1bd4): undefined reference to `local
symbols in discarded section .text.exit'
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

I'm not sure why it is discarding local symbols or what, but whatever I
do, I can't seem to debug it. (I've checked the actual video.o objdumb
.text.exit section, not much help. I've checked the actual code itself,
not much help.) It brings this error message up before the final, get
all object files and put them into vmlinux stage.

Someone told me it might be the util-linux package, which I have version
2.11r-10 of. (It came from RPM binary form) I'm not sure if this is true
or what.

Thanks for all your help so far.

- James Alton
- jalton at

On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 20:15, Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> send me your output from the compile.
> ron

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