Re: linux-2.1.26 compile error

Bas Mevissen (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 15:39:46 +0100 (MET)

scott gray wrote:
: Hi,
: My kernel compilation is aborting with the following error message:
: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
: /scsi.a drivers/cdrom/cdrom.a drivers/sound/sound.a drivers/pci/pci.a \
: /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux/lib/lib.a
: /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a \
: -o vmlinux
: arch/i386/mm/mm.o: In function `search_exception_table':
: arch/i386/mm/mm.o(.text+0xbd3): undefined reference to
: `__start___ex_table'
: arch/i386/mm/mm.o(.text+0xbd8): undefined reference to
: `__stop___ex_table'
: arch/i386/mm/mm.o(.text+0xbde): undefined reference to
: `__stop___ex_table'
: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
: Here is what I've installed thus far on my system:
: libc-5.4.23
: libg++-
: binutils-
: modutils-2.1.23
: mount-2.6b-1.i386.rpm
: sysvinit-2.69
: gcc
: Redhat 4.0 distribution
: I'm also a little nervious about the sysvinit install. I should have
: done the non-destructive install but I didn't. However I did backup my
: orginal sysvinit binaries. If you've ever installed sysvinit-2.69 on
: any redhat distribution please let me know if there were any problems.
: Any help would be appreciated.
: Thanks :)
: Scott Gray

I use RedHat 4.1. I also had the same problem.
The reason was that I forgot to compile and install

bin86-0.4.tar.gz (Get it on sunsite etc. )

That's all

BTW. I had e few bad experiences with the packages in the contrib section
Some packages are really really bad.
So I advise you to compile or download the original packages yourself.
If RedHat bings out an upgrade, than it could work... Even those packages
are not always OK. :-((

Oh. A last note: if I reboot or halt, I get the message

cannot unmount /dev/hda5

this is my /usr partition, so something is not really running fine on the
2.1.26 kernel, because it doesn't say that on the 2.0.29 kernel.

Happy Hacking,


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