View Full Version : [ubuntu] Issue compiling custom kernel

April 18th, 2013, 05:28 PM

I recently screwed up my FreeBSD server by deleting the /etc/defaults/ directory and now I am trying to recompile my Ubuntu kernel (on my laptop) with UFS write support so that I can retransfer the /etc/defaults/ directory files back onto my FreeBSD box via a USB flash drive. To recompile my kernel with this support turned on I've been following http://ghantoos.org/2009/04/04/mounting-ufs-in-readwrite-under-linux/ but have run into an issue.

After I tell it to compile with make-kpkg it rolls along for a while until it hits the following error -

make[3]: *** No rule to make target `firmware/bnx2x/bnx2x-e1-', needed by `__fw_modbuild'. Stop.

I found one thread documenting this issue at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2115317&page=2 but since I didn't pull the source from git, I can't simply do the git update that they suggest.

Definitely would appreciate anyone who could point me in the right direction on this as right now my home file/media server is completely out of commission.

Thanks in advance!

April 18th, 2013, 11:55 PM

Where did you get the source from ?

I would just

sudo apt-get source ......

Then configure and compile from there.

That's what i am currently doing.

Kind regards

April 19th, 2013, 02:31 AM
just to piggyback on this thread, i usually follow the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel/Compile

I usually have to recompile once in a while to support a specific sound card.

April 19th, 2013, 07:26 PM
Thanks guys, I'll give those suggestions a shot and see if I can get it working.