The kernel won't compile NO MATTER WHAT I do!!!!!

Andrew C. Esh (
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 15:38:44 -0500

>>>>> "Merciful" == Merciful Death <> writes:

Merciful> make zlilo and it'll compile for about twenty
Merciful> minutes or so and then it'll say
Merciful> "final link failed: No space left on device"

Feel free to read that error message and think about it a little. "No
space left", when you're using a compiler to *write* large numbers of
object and executable files to your hard disk (which is a "device", by
the way). "make zlilo" causes the kernel image to be *written* out to your
root filesystem (which is also stored on a disk "device"). *Writing*
output to a block device (your hard disk) which has a finite amount of
free space left continues to deplete the free space until ...

Give up?

You're out of disk space. Go delete something.

Or maybe you've got your /etc/lilo.conf pointing at a floppy drive,
and you forgot to put your lilo boot disk in the floppy drive. I think
you'd get a different message, though.

Andrew C. Esh
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