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Description of problem:
The 2.4.2 kernel which comes with 2cd redhat 7.1 has trouble in compiling
modules. compilation stops abruptly with error at compiling 'lp.o' .
Kernel compiles smoothly to give bzImage.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.do "make menuconfig"
3.after ( make dep , make bzImage ) do a "make modules" you get an error
You missed a few steps...
1) cd /usr/src/linux-2.4
2) make mrproper
3) make menuconfig
(and load the config you want from configs/ or make your own entirely)
3) make dep
4) make bzImage
5) make modules
That should work. Please reopen this bug if this doesn't work for you.
(it certainly does for me)