debian 2.0.0, 'make zImage' error

ray crossley (
Mon, 1 Jul 1996 17:36:23 -0400

all that downloading, all that unpacking, all that configuring and
i figure it's got to be me, i've got to be missing some small but essential
'make zImage', after a couple of minutes, returns the following:
bash: as86 : command not found

then it's error this and error that and exit. lilo finds the
uncompressed image
to be too large and make install returns the same error.

i hope this is because i didn't get and unpack bin86.deb, but i have
been wrong
several times in my life. bin86.deb seems the most likely suspect. am i
right? any

it's so cool that i got all the way to 'make zImage' this time.