Compiling kernel for FC6 fills up disk space

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by ginda, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. ginda

    ginda New Member

    I have installed Fedora Core 6 and need to compile kernel to add in acpi toshiba support. I followed
    and i get an error after running make rpm for about 15 minutes relating no more space available on disk. I checked the disk space and the entire process from start to the make rpm filled up 1900mb of my free disk space, how can i get around this issue? didnt think it would use that much space.

    My machine details:
    Toshiba A100 Notebook
    1.83 Core Duo

    Kernel source being used - kernel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6.src.rpm

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    How much space is left in general on that machine?
  3. ginda

    ginda New Member

    about 1900mb
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    df -h
    ? Do you use LVM?
  5. ginda

    ginda New Member


    I compiled the kernel on another fedora core 6 box i had. I have manged to compile two kernels kernel- and kernel- and have added toshiba acpi and ieee80211 support as modules i have installed these kernels on my toshiba laptop and setup them up to boot fine.

    I am now getting the following problems when i try to load certain modules

    [root@localhost ~]# insmod /lib/modules/
    insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/': -1 Invalid module format
    [root@localhost ~]# modprobe /lib/modules/
    FATAL: Module /lib/modules/ not found.

    [root@localhost Desktop]# insmod /lib/modules/
    insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/': -1 No such device
    [root@localhost Desktop]# modprobe /lib/modules/
    FATAL: Module /lib/modules/ not found

    Please help
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you try
    modprobe ieee80211
    modprobe toshiba_acpi

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