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Old 10-05-2008, 05:05 AM   #1
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Question Configuring a kernel under Windows


Hi all,

Linux kernel can be configured (editing .config file) with several tools:
make config for console only mode
make menuconfig for ncurses mode
make xconfig (or gconfig) for graphical mode

However, is there a tool running under Windows to configure a Linux kernel ?

I don't want to pollute the server i will build with unnecessary librairies, and I have already a Windows client.

Thanks
 
Old 10-05-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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I don't want to pollute the server i will build with unnecessary librairies, and I have already a Windows client.
Say what ???.
Pollute .... then you mention Windoze in the same sentence ...

I imagine somebody has already done this, but I hardly consider make (or even ncurses) "polluting" my servers - xwindows I can understand you not wanting to do. SSH (putty) across and just do it on the native environment.

My (or whatever it's worth at the moment).
 
Old 10-07-2008, 12:59 AM   #3
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I imagine somebody has already done this
So there might be a tool to configure kernel under Windows so ?
 
Old 10-14-2008, 03:35 AM   #4
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Ok, i found the solution.

You need to install Cygwin.
Then you need to add at least the follwing packages:
patch, gcc, make, libncurses-devel (in case you want to use "make menuconfig").

It then generates the .config file.

 
  


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