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Re: [DECstation] diff-981216-against-pre2

To: Harald Koerfgen <>
Subject: Re: [DECstation] diff-981216-against-pre2
From: Thomas Riemer <>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 15:35:59 -0500 (EST)
In-reply-to: <>
I've tried getting the patched binutils 2.8.1 to work...
It seems to work fine until the very end of the process of make netboot.

I took binutils from, and applied the patch on
for binutils.  I built it with ./configure --target=linux-mips 
binutils built cleanly. 

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?


-----------------------  log from make netboot (trimmed)-----------------
make[1]: Entering directory `/export/kernels/linux-work-dz/arch/mips/tools'
cmp -s offset.h /export/kernels/linux-work-dz/include/asm-mips/offset.h || (cp 
offset.h /export/kernels/linux-work-dz/include/asm-mips/ && mv 
make[1]: Leaving directory `/export/kernels/linux-work-dz/arch/mips/tools'
mipsel-linux-ld -static  -G 0 -T arch/mips/ld.script.little -Ttext 0x80040000 
arch/mips/kernel/head.o arch/mips/kernel/init_task.o init/main.o init/version.o 
        arch/mips/kernel/kernel.o arch/mips/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o mm/mm.o 
fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o arch/mips/dec/dec.o \
        fs/filesystems.a \
        net/network.a \
        drivers/block/block.a drivers/char/char.a drivers/misc/misc.a 
drivers/net/net.a drivers/scsi/scsi.a \
        arch/mips/lib/lib.a /export/kernels/linux-work-dz/lib/lib.a 
arch/mips/dec/prom/rexlib.a \
        -o vmlinux
mipsel-linux-nm vmlinux | grep -v '\(compiled\)\|\(\.o$\)\|\( [aU] 
\)\|\(\.\.ng$\)\|\(LASH[RL]DI\)' | sort >
make[1]: Entering directory `/export/kernels/linux-work-dz/arch/mips/boot'
mipsel-linux-objcopy --remove-section=.reginfo --remove-section=.mdebug 
/export/kernels/linux-work-dz/vmlinux zImage.tmp
./mkboot zImage.tmp zImage
rm -f zImage.tmp
make[1]: Leaving directory `/export/kernels/linux-work-dz/arch/mips/boot'
make[1]: Entering directory `/export/kernels/linux-work-dz/arch/mips/dec/boot'
mipsel-linux-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[1]: *** [netboot] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/export/kernels/linux-work-dz/arch/mips/dec/boot'
make: *** [netboot] Error 2

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