Originally Posted by ddpruitt
I followed the guide in the wiki but it's a no go. I removed and resynced just in case something didn't pull correctly (wouldn't be the first time). I'm grepping the makefiles for .config to try and narrow down the problem but it doesn't seem to be helping. I've compared the structures of the Galaxy Nexus and the Nook build trees and I don't see any huge differences.
Found a bunch of config files but no .config, now I'm even more confused.
It shouldn't be in what you received with the guide as your getting the device repo, but how you did it or something that is not configured correctly on your os.
Its a bit confusing but the error says what it wants and that's the key.
Edit: Tried to get my build to do the same but no go. Out of ideas for you. Sorry :(
Some other thoughts based on testing:
You get the correct manifest, etc. with the git and repo sync so again its not with what your getting. That all will build it without that weird error.
If there's no .config file in android/system/out/target/product/ovation/obj/KERNEL_OBJ/ then its because it didn't do enough to put one there yet. That shouldn't be the issue as it will rename a .config dir and continue or if it can't then have a different error.
Did you try make clean or make clobber and try building again?