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04-26-2005, 02:42 AM
Okay, I was trying to compile a modem driver from source, and I got this error message once I got to the make command:

$ make
gcc kernel-ver.o -o kernel-ver
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-linux/3.3.3/../../../crt1.o: file not recognized: File truncated
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [kernel-ver] Error 1
I updated my GCC to the latest edition, and it still gives me that message. I did a file search and crt1.o doesn't exist. I looked through the makefile and there's nothing about crt1.o. What's wrong here?

04-26-2005, 06:19 PM
My guess is that you need the kernel headers.

04-27-2005, 12:57 PM
Where do I get the kernel headers? As a Debian package? And would it work better with 2.4.26 kernel or the 2.6.6?

04-27-2005, 06:12 PM
The headers should match the kernel you're running. You can download them as a deb. Use Synaptic -- it's probably the easiest way.

04-28-2005, 10:21 PM
I can't use Synaptic or apt-get....If I could...I wouldn't be compiling a modem driver, now would I? Anyway...I found a buttload of debs at this site linux.org.by/debian/pool/ main/k/kernel-image-2.6.6-i386/ and downloaded some of them, but had no idea what i was doing and ended up finding myself in a long string of dependecies. Which ones do I need and which do I install first?

04-28-2005, 10:36 PM
Ah, so that's what you're doing.

just do

uname -a

output on my box is:

Linux niglo 2.6.7 #2 SMP Wed Jul 28 04:25:36 CEST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux

but the 2.6.7 (or whatever) is the kernel you want the headers to match. You want the headers. For example (they match architectures) kernel-headers-2.4.27-2-686 if you were running 2.4.27 on a Pentium Pro/Celeron/Pentium II/Pentium III/Pentium 4.

04-28-2005, 10:42 PM
I'm running 2.6.6 on an i686. I already knew that. But all those files are for 386 or 686...And I can't figure out which one to download.

04-28-2005, 10:45 PM
686 is i686. The 386 will (probably) do if you've no better choice.

04-28-2005, 10:51 PM
Did you look at the website? They're all 686 or 386...I know about architectures...But I have no idea which file to download first...That's the problem I'm having

04-29-2005, 06:14 PM

should do it.