Josh Newton (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 13:13:03 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Konstantyn Prokopenko wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm new in Linux and I've got a problem compiling a kernel.
> I have dual PENTIUM II motherboard with 128 Mb memory runing Red Hat
> Linux. I compiled the 2.1.128 Linux kernel using:
> make config
> make dep
> make bzImage
> make install
> Then I rebooted. When it starts, it goes to 40 column mode and
> says "NO ROM BASIC"

This is evidence of a _really_ serious crash; the last time I saw
this error message was about 6 years ago on a 386 when a DOS program
crashed hard. All I can tell you is to try make config; make dep; make
clean; make zImage. Then install the new kernel by hand (if you're using a
boot loader).
Make sure you do a make clean in there; this may be the result of
a previous incomplete compile.

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