On Sat, 30 Jan 1999, Karel van Houten wrote:
> make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.1.131/arch/mips/dec/boot'
> ld -N -G 0 -T ld.ecoff ../../boot/zImage \
> dec_boot.o ramdisk.img -o nbImage
> ../../boot/zImage: file not recognized: File format not recognized
> make: *** [netboot] Error 127
> make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.1.131/arch/mips/dec/boot'
> make: *** [netboot] Error 2
That's because of lack of a.out support of binutils, and as far as I
understand will never happen in the official binutils. The solution for
this is described at
> The whole compile took about 45 minutes on my 5000/260,
> only the loading to a netbootable image failed.
A bit faster than the 5000/25, which took about 4 hours...