View Full Version : Error in compiling kernel process

13-06-2002, 05:28 PM
To create Firewall under Linux, I download iptables-1.2.4.tar.bz2 ( to

upgrade iptables ) and linux-2.4.16.tar.gz ( to compile kernel linux again).
After unpack, I follow steps:

1.Attach functions of iptables-1.2.4 to kernel:

> make pending-patches KERNEL_DIR=/usr/src/linux

2.And append new functions:

> make patch-o-matic KERNEL_DIR=/usr/src/linux

3.Compile iptables:

> make KERNEL_DIR=/usr/src/linux
> make install KERNEL_DIR=/usr/src/linux

4. Compile Kernel and its modules:

> make menuconfig
Choose all of function in: Network Option -> Netfilter Configuration.

5. Exit menu and compile:

> make dep;
> make clean;
> make bzImage; (tat ca deu OK)

But when I type command:

> make modules

then error appeared:

make[2]: *** [ip_conntrack_proto_tcp.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory /usr/src/linux/net/ipv4/netfilter'

make[1]: *** [_modsubdir_ipv4/netfilter] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory /usr/src/linux/net/'
make: *** [_mod_net] Error 2

I do not know how to solve, Help me...!

Thanh hai - T.T.Hue

14-06-2002, 05:50 PM
I would normally use the order 'make clean' then 'make dep'. Might not matter, but worth a try. Have you read the Kernel-HOWTO? If not, at least have a look at Kernel-HOWTO-2.html.

I *think* that the Error 1 from make means 'file not found'. Are the files there?
'find /usr/src/linux -name filename.o' ...

If this is your first go at kernel compiling, don't be discouraged. It can be nasty. RedHat 7.1 as distributed would not compile the kernel. I fought it for a while before I could make it work.

14-06-2002, 10:24 PM
(Thank letter)
Graham Lees,
I received your respond, thank you very much!
Thanh Hai - T.T.Hue