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

Martin Mares (
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 20:07:08 +0200 (MET DST)


> I've been trying to compile the latest kernel(2.0.7);it's not the kernel
> version that's causing the problem.Whenever I try to compile a new kernel,
> no matter what version it is,it just won't compile(yes,I've read all the
> FAQ's and how-to's).I'll go to /usr/src and rename linux to linux-old and
> then untar the new kernel by typing "tar -xvzf linux-x.x.x.tar.gz" and it'll
> do that just fine.Then I'll go to the new linux directory(/usr/src/linux) and
> type "make mrproper",which cleans out the old kernel's files(I think,I saw
> it on some kernel-howto),then I'll type "make config" and then answer all
> the questions and then type "make dep ; make clean ; make zlilo"and it'll
> compile for about twenty minutes or so(I've got a Gateway2000 Pentium-100
> with 8 megs of ram and a PCI Bus) and then it'll say
> "final link failed: No space left on device"
> what is going on here?I would be very,very thankful if someone could please
> help me.I'm sort of a newbie to linux even though I've had Slackware 3.0
> since about Feb. 96'.Please E-mail me at

It seems your problems is that the partition you have Linux on is almost
full and overflows during compilation of the kernel.