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Old 11-29-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
Mgs0008b221
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make install error


Okay, I'm relatively new to linux, and I got my xine for media (stupid kubuntu) and now I want to add a splashimage to the grub boot. Well, I have a few problems.

I tried just adding...

Code:
splashimage	/boot/grub/splashimages/31630-kgs.xpm.gz
... to the menu.lst file, and it didn't work, jsut displayed freaky lines, but still booted.

I figured I'd use grubconf, so I downloaded the source, ./configure'd it, then I go to try make install and I get...

Quote:
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
It's happened before, I can't remember what program I was trying to install, but it didn't work and I forgot about it. I'm guessing I messed something up, because I was tweaking something then it happened the first time, but now I actually want to install grubconf and I can't. Any help?

Thanks in advance.


EDIT: I'm guessing it has something to do with ld.so.conf, but curiously I didn't have one, tried to add one, didn't do anything so I deleted it. Anyone else with Kubuntu willing to send me theirs?

Last edited by Mgs0008b221; 11-29-2005 at 11:38 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:18 AM   #2
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If you have a separate /boot partition, all paths in your menu.lst should be relative to the root of the /boot partition, i.e. /boot itself). It's possible that grubconf simply doesn't have an install target in its Makefile and you have to copy the binaries by hand -- did you read the documentation included with it (usually a file called README and/or INSTALL).

BTW the ld.so.conf determines where the linker (ld) looks for libraries when linking programs. Your make error has nothing to do with this file, and messing around with it is definitely not a good idea unless you know what you're doing.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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Hmmm.

The README says to just open the terminal, navigate to the folder, then ./configure an then make, then make install.

./configure always works... but somethign weird does happen. When it's done, it doesn't return to a new blank terminal line, it stays on teh last line of the ./configure log like this...

Code:
checking for libgnomeui-2.0 gtk+-2.0... ryan@ubuntu:~/Desktop/grubconf-0.5.1$
Anywho, then I try make and it says...

Quote:
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
... then make install says the same without the no makefile part.

So if there is no target, I just copy the bin file to /usr/lcoa/bin/ and the rest to /usr/lcoal/lib/grubconf/ correct?
 
Old 11-30-2005, 01:16 AM   #4
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Hmmm ... looks like there's an error running configure that's preventing it from generating the Makefile. Look in the config.log file and see if there's anything telling in there. You may want to just post the last few lines of that file here if you can't figure it out. Since it's stopping on the gtk stuff, maybe you don't have the gtk development headers and libraries installed -- I thinkSynaptic has a way to search for things, but I don't use Debian based distros much so I'm not really certain.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:02 AM   #5
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Well, thanks guys, I jsut got my replacement hardrive today, so now my pimped out Shuttle (AMD X2 4200+, 7800GTX, 2GB OCZ 2-3-2-5 RAM, 24" Monitor) is in dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu (back to Gnome for me. Everything looks so much better in 1920x1200.

Thanks anyway though guys.
 
  


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