Newbie Building Kernel for gta02

Arigead captain.deadly at
Fri Nov 7 12:35:33 CET 2008

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apologies for distracting the serious work of this list but I've a few
questions relating to building the kernel for the first time.

I've only ever compiled a kernel before using the Linux From Scratch
Instructions which were great and I managed to build a system. Now I'm
following instructions given at and
have one or two problems.

I obtain the kernel source as described and do a git checkout of
origin/stable. I then copy defconfig-gta02 to .config and try to build
but nothing I try works. If I try a "make menuconfig" I get errors. I
didn't expect errors in the C Code.

Given that my make menuconfig failed I was only asking for trouble
executing "make vmlinux" but I couldn't resist it. ;-) I got asked for
my processor type and Tickless System etc. etc.

Actually I'm a bit confused if I build the kernel on my laptop I'm
compiling for an i86 arch. there's no mention of bitbake or oe in these
instructions. Surely I need a cross compiler.

Once again humble apologies I know this list serves a serious purpose
and the people on it do a very good job. In the ideal world you should
not have to answer such questions, but welcome to my world ;-)

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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