Compile Error while doing make

Thomas Leidenfrost leidenfrost at
Mon Jul 19 13:12:01 CEST 2004

Now I am one step closer to the end, thanks for your patience and help! 
Probably not the last, but my actual problem:  :-)

...dd if=linuxbios.strip of=linuxbios.rom bs=1 seek=`expr 65536 - $size`
65536+0 Records ein
65536+0 Records aus
objcopy -O binary -R .note -R .comment -S /boot/vmlinux linux.bin
objcopy: /boot/vmlinux: File format not recognized
make: *** [linux.bin] Error 1

I got a linuxbios.rom and a linuxbios.strip, both 64kB. But somehow, I 
think, the other 192kB of the Bios have to be filled with some 
kernel-sources. I read something about kernel 2.4.10 and a patch, but I 
can't find these instructions again. Then, if done, I think I have to 
put the linuxbios.rom & the linux.bin together with the tool nrv2b. Am I 

Thanks again,


P.S. @Richard: I added this to the config-file (didn't know it should be 

Richard Smith wrote:
> Thomas Leidenfrost wrote:
>> ..cp linuxbios_payload.nrv2b linuxbios_payload
>> echo "INCLUDE ldoptions" > ldscript.ld ; for file in 
>> /home/thomasle/freebios/src/arch/i386/config/ldscript.base 
>> /home/thomasle/freebios/src/cpu/i386/ 
>> /home/thomasle/freebios/src/cpu/i386/ 
>> /home/thomasle/freebios/src/cpu/i386/ ; do echo "INCLUDE 
>> $file" >> ldscript.ld ; done
>> gcc -nostdlib -nostartfiles -static -o linuxbios -T ldscript.ld crt0.o
>> crt0.o(.rom.text+0x7e): In function `__protected_start':
>> : undefined reference to `SERIAL_SUPERIO_BASEADDRESS'
>> crt0.o(.rom.text+0x8f): In function `__protected_start':
>> : undefined reference to `SERIAL_SUPERIO_BASEADDRESS'
>> crt0.o(.rom.text+0xa0): In function `__protected_start':
>> : undefined reference to `SERIAL_SUPERIO_BASEADDRESS'
>> crt0.o(.rom.text+0xb1): In function `__protected_start':
>> : undefined reference to `SERIAL_SUPERIO_BASEADDRESS'
>> crt0.o(.rom.text+0xc2): In function `__protected_start':
>> : undefined reference to `SERIAL_SUPERIO_BASEADDRESS'
>> crt0.o(.rom.text+0xd3): more undefined references to 
> Looks like the boot up serial_setup is not right.  crt0.s is built from 
> files specified in your ./mainboard/Avantech/pcm-5823/Config
> the serial boot output stuff is built from this line.
> mainboardinit superio/SMC/fdc37b72x/
> Looking at the .inc for the advantech stuff and the config  and some 
> grepping I see that the superio base address is set with SMC_BASE in the 
> pcm-5823 but set with SERIAL_SUPERIO_BASEADDRESS in the pcm-9574.
> What did you change this like to?
> Go look at whatever you have and see what option it 
> needs set for the serial base address.
> It may be as simple as adding a
> to your mainboard config file or you may have to make some 
> mods for whatever superio you changed to.


Thomas Leidenfrost
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