View Full Version : compiling custom kernel - error

February 20th, 2007, 11:04 PM
I'm following this (http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_ubuntu_p2) guide in order to compile my own kernel (version 2.6.20). I downloaded the tar.bz2 archive from here (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/) and went through the configuration process and such.

I'm stuck on step 6 in the guide where I compile using:

fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-custom kernel_image kernel_headers

This is the error I get:

***lots of other stuff before this***

This is kernel package version 10.049ubuntu5.
/usr/bin/make EXTRAVERSION=-10-generic-custom-kernel ARCH=i386 \
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-10-generic'
CHK include/linux/version.h
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `init/main.o', needed by `init/built-in.o'. Stop.
make[1]: *** [init] Error 2

Any ideas?

February 21st, 2007, 02:38 PM
I'm not sure why that article calls that the Ubuntu way, as it is the old way. Anyways, check out the ubuntu wiki page, it seems to be more up-to-date.

February 21st, 2007, 08:12 PM
Thanks, I'll check out that guide. I won't be able to get back to this for awhile now, unfortunately