[H-GEN] Compiling errors - 2.2.14

Jason McDonald jasonm at foxboro.com.au
Mon Apr 17 04:13:11 EDT 2000

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> All seems to behave itself perfectkly until, during the make bzImage stage,
> I get the following error:
> as86 -0 -a -o bbootsect.o bbootsect.s
> make[1]: as86: Command not found
> make[1]: *** [bbootsect.o] Error 127
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.2.14/arch/i386/boot'
> make: *** [bzImage] Error 2

Methinks it can't find as86 (the x86 assembler).  Usually as86 can be
found in /usr/bin.  If not, try

    locate as86
    find /usr -name as86 -print
    find / -name as86 -print

If this doesn't find anything, you don't have it installed and you'll need
to install it (it should be on the CD, in a package named binutils or

If you have found as86 on the machine, you'll need to find the place in
the makefile where the failed command appears and replace "as86" with
"/usr/bin/as86" (or whereever you found that as86 lives on your machine).

Good luck,

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