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Try "make clean" or "make distclean"
If you type `make clean', then make removes the `.o' files, and the `tar', `rmt', `testpad', `testpad.h', and `core' files.
If you type `make distclean', then make not only removes the same files as does `make clean' but also the `TAGS', `Makefile', and `config.status' files. (Although it is not evident, this makefile (and `config.status') is generated by the user with the configure program
YOU: Are you sure you are doing the command in the kernel source folder (where you unpacked it)?
ME: I think. This is the path: file:/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-1.358/configs
YOU: The error looks like the tree haven't been compiled, or it is already cleaned.
ME: I'm not sure if it's compliled but I know it is installed.
YOU: EDIT: Have you compiled the source already?
ME: I believe not.
YOU: If not, then you don't have to do cleaning.
ME: The reason why I'm cleaning the source is as an exercise. I want to know how to do it even if it's not necessary because maybe one day I will have to do it again.
ME: The step after cleaning the source code is configuring the Linux Kernel. To do so I have to type "make config" but I get same message "make: *** No rule to make target `config'. Stop."
IMPORTANT: As I'm reading more and more, I now know that every "make" command that I type (i.e. make install) does not work. I strongly think that the problem is from the "make" command. How can I make my make commands work without getting the following message:"make: *** No rule to make target '' Stop."?