Today I tried to compile a 2.2.19 kernel (with REDHAT 6.2). It didn't work.
I did untar the complete kernel source file, then make config, make dep,
make clean, make bzImage. The trouble is that make bzImage did end with
an error message & no bzImage was created:
. . .
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot'
as86 -0 -a -o bbootsect.o bbootsect.s
make: as86: Command not found
make: *** [bbootsect.o] Error 127
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot'
make: *** [bzImage] Error 2
Only two days ago I did create a 2.4.2 kernel bzImage with no problems at all.
It was just that I didn't like the performance of the 2.4.2 & wanted to compile
a 2.2.19 instead. (My 'original' kernel is a 2.2.14 & very stable, but has never been
So, why do the 2.4.x series compile but not the 2.2.x ?
I did update some software as advised before installing the 2.4.2.
Could it be that now those upgrades leave my 2.2.x comp. efforts short in some way ?