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gol70
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:27 am    Post subject: Genkernel fails to create symbolic link 'kernel Reply with quote

When I tried to compile kernel using genkernel I've got the following error

ln: failed to create symbolic link 'kernel': Operation not permitted
* ERROR: Could not create the kernel symlink!



My config as follows:
sys-kernel/genkernel-next-68
sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.14.65

/boot mounted as rw

ls -a /boot
. .. EFI grub kernel-genkernel-x86_64-4.14.65-gentoo System.map-genkernel-x86_64-4,14,65-gentoo

in genkernel.conf
SYMLINK=yes"

When I disable symlink creation everything is fine

PLEASE HELP
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gol70,

What kind of filesystem is your /boot?

If it's fat32 / vfat, I don't think it supports symbolic links. Try creating a file in your /boot and then a symbolic link to that file.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arghh.......
Yes - you have right. It's FAT32 (the only one supported on EFI boot partition).
It is a pity that the WIKI genkernel page does not mention it which is confusing for the newbies.

Thank you for the support!
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