Error in "make zImage"

Philip Blundell (
Wed, 10 Sep 97 07:14:42 EDT

Hello all,

I tried to compile a new kernel from a distribution of version 2.1.54
and got an error, so I figured that there was a problem with the
distribution. I then tried version 2.1.51 and got the same error, so I
suppose that I messed up.

Here is what I did:

cd /usr/src
rm -r linux-2.0.29
rm linux
tar zxvf linux-2.1.51.tar.gz
ln -s linux-2.1.51 linux
cd linux
make mrproper
make oldconfig
make dep ; make dep ; make zImage


gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/include -D__ASSEMBLY__ -D__SMP__ -traditional -c trampoline.S -o trampoline.o
/tmp/cca05930.s: Assembler messages:
/tmp/cca05930.s:123: Error: Value of ffffffff40000000 too large for field of 4 bytes at 000000000000003d
make[1]: *** [trampoline.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.1.51/arch/i386/kernel'
make: *** [linuxsubdirs] Error 2

I also tried the xconfig method of configuring the features and options
before doing the make's. Did I do the preparation ok? Did I miss
anything? I have no experience in assembler, so


I'll make a log file of the make output so that I can include it if asked
to later.

Thanks in advance!