I have a brand new system with 16M of ram, a partitioned 1.6G drive, and an
AMD processor. Motherbaord is an Intel VS with an award BIOS specifically
listed as supporting the K5100. When I build a new kernel with the default
setup as delivered from RedHat, everything works. This build takes about ten
When I boot with the new kernel, things seem fine as well.
If, after booting with the new kernel, I attempt to compile a kernel a second
time, the build goes through the make dep and make clean fine, but on the very
first file of the make zImage, it freezes in cc1.
This seems independent of the options for the kernel build.
I have heard from a few others with similar configurations who have this
I have tried including java, elf, and a.out binaries in various combinations,
to no avail. I am also considering doing a binary search, but since I must
build the kernel with the new options, and then boot with the new one and
attempt a build to see if it worked, it si a bit difficult to test them all.
Suggestions as to what might cause a freeze in cc would be handy. I have
tried swapping RAM and fiddling with BIOS options, and they do not have an
effect. Further, it seems to not matter what else is going on, so I suspect
it is not hardware. I am open to debate, of course.
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