Error compiling Linux-2.4.19 in chapter 8.

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Jan 27 08:15:32 PST 2003

On January 19, 2003 06:33 pm, Manuel Vázquez Acosta wrote:
> Then, in chapter 8, when I try to compile linux
> it says /bin/pwd is missing. Again in chapter 6 in
> the same place:
> ln -s /static/bin/pwd /bin/pwd &&
> .... &&
> rm /bin/pwd
> I made the symlink and it seems linux compiled
> ok.

You should not need to create the symlink. When you get to chapter 8, /bin/pwd 
should exist already. If not it means something has gone wrong during your 

> kmod: failed to exec .sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno = 2

I assume that's a typo and you meant "/sbin/modprobe"

Boot back into your old Linux system, mount the LFS partition and make sure 
that $LFS/sbin/modprobe actually exists.

Gerard Beekmans

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