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[ale] Problems...

They say that the only stupid question is, how does it go? The one I'm
asking right now?

At any rate, I've been trying unsuccessfully to make a build work of a
2.4.2 kernel, patched with the 802.1 VLAN trunking support from
<http://scry.wanfear.com/~greear/vlan.html>. So far, so good. But my
'make bzImage' keeps failing. I've patched everything up. The error that
I get is:

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot'
gcc -E -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/include -D__BIG_KERNEL__
-traditional -DSVGA_MODE=NORMAL_VGA  bootsect.S -o bbootsect.s
as -o bbootsect.o bbootsect.s
bbootsect.s: Assembler messages:
bbootsect.s:253: Warning: indirect lcall without `*'
ld -m elf_i386 -Ttext 0x0 -s -oformat binary bbootsect.o -o bbootsect
ld: cannot open binary: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [bbootsect] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot'
make: *** [bzImage] Error

I'm using version of 'ld' and the specification is a minimum
of Is it likely, do you think, that I might have too new a
version? I'm running out of darts to throw, so any assistance would be
much appreciated. I maybe should try removing the patches and seeing
what that does. Something tells me that this isn't what's generating the
error. The bbootsect.o and bbootsect.h both exist in their proper
-- Trey
"Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations and
it is the rule." -Friedrich Nietzsche 
Trey Darley
Unix Systems Administrator
Net-HOPPER Division
Spirent Communications
770-446-9266 ex. 325
770-446-7355 fax
tdarley at net-hopper.com
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