ok got it to work
line 27 in the make file had an extra '-gcc' in its directory path.
trillions of thanks again!!
if i were to just compile the 2 lines of code you mentioned in your post yesterday about MPIDR and get a result could you please advise how i can do that.
my process would be to:
create another e.g., a test.s file with the 2 lines it
change the file name in the make file to test.s (line 29)
do a make clean
then finally make Pi3-64
convert the .elf file to .img
copy the .img to SD card and boot from it
If the above procedure is correct I can compile and run any aarch64.s file and get to see an output? I use qemu as well as a physical monitor attached by hdmi.