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Old 06-21-2005, 02:56 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2005
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compiling kernel chapter 8.3 ..urgent

i m on 8.3 of version 6 of lfs and i m struck here
i have run the command
make oldconfig

its asks for
promise SATA SX8 support(BLK_DEV_SX8)?

also where can i read about the options it is asking for??

please help!! its urgent !!
Old 06-21-2005, 03:11 AM   #2
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If you don't have that card (it's a serial-ATA card), say no. If you have it, say yes; also if you're not sure it's about a driver it usually won't hurt to include it, the kernel will only be a bit bigger.

If you want a nicer way to configure the kernel, you can also use the menu-driven 'menuconfig': during 'make oldconfig', just press ENTER on every question, until oldconfig is done. Then type 'make menuconfig'. You'll get a much nicer menu then which is much more comfortable to do the configuration, and there is some help available for most options too.

cheers, nukkel


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