Fred K Ollinger on Wed, 31 Jan 2001 12:37:22 -0500

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[PLUG] trouble compiling 2.2.18 kernel under debian

Here's a log snippet:
        /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
nm vmlinux | grep -v '\(compiled\)\|\(\.o$\)\|\( [aU]
\)\|\(\.\.ng$\)\|\(LASH[RL]DI\)' | sort >
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.2.18/arch/i386/boot'
as86 -0 -a -o bbootsect.o bbootsect.s
make[1]: as86: Command not found
make[1]: *** [bbootsect.o] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.2.18/arch/i386/boot'
make: *** [bzImage] Error 2

If anyone knows why this is happening; I'd greatly appreciate it.

Also, to follow up on storm, I tried to manually (well through apt-get)
change a debian install into storm.  I believe, but am not sure that this
messed things up b/c they have diff places for config files.  Anyway,
things started to break left and right.  I couldn't get x-window up, for
example b/c of nightmarish permisssion troubles.  Reinstalling debian from
scratch (and tossing storm cd).  Helped.

I'm not bashing storm; I'm sure it's great; has to be easier to install
than debian (for beginners), but I think that mixing distros might be a
bad idea, and I thought I'd pass that on.  Decide what distro you want.
If really want to change, do a clean reinstall.  


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