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Old 08-19-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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[HELP] make menuconfig problem


hello! when i tried to type "make menuconfig" in my kernel directory
this is what i get
http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/a...g62/header.jpg

my ncurses are installed and latest according to the terminal when i tried updating it using "yum install ncurses"

please help me i dont have any idea on what to do next
 
Old 08-19-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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After completing the menuconfig (or xconfig [requires Qt]), the next step is this command:

Code:
make dep && make clean && make bzImage && make modules
make dep actually builds the dependencies needed to build the kernel and make clean cleans up. make bzImage actually builds the kernel image itself and make modules builds, just as it says, the *.ko files known as loadable modules.

Now this:
Code:
cp linux-2.6.32.5/arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz
make modules_install
You need to copy the kernel image (which is what cp does) to /boot and then install the modules to /lib/modules, which is what make modules_install does.

Now, after the modules are installed, this:

Code:
su -c yum install initramfs-tools
mkinitramfs /boot/initrd.img 2.6.32.5
You need to install initramfs-tools before you can continue (that's obviously what yum does). What mkinitramfs does is build a ramdisk image needed for the kernel to interact with memory. Without it, the kernel image won't boot.

EDIT: One more thing:

Code:
su -c update-grub
Now, you're all set!

Last edited by Kenny_Strawn; 08-19-2010 at 01:10 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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Hi,

You need the ncurses-devel package as make complains that you don't have the header files

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Old 08-19-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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Or, to use the xconfig command:

Code:
su -c yum install libqt3-mt-devel
Xconfig is much more newbie-friendly than menuconfig.
 
  


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