Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Too many to count
Posts: 368

Rep: Reputation: 30
kernel configuration

I downloaded the 2.4.20 kernel on my redhat 7.1 box to practice compiling a new kernel. I now have two problems,
1) when it starts to activate the network, it say it will basicly "do it later" <this on isn't as important as #2
2) I tried to run xconfig on the *20 kernel for my 8.0 box, and it gives errors, then I tried menuconfig, and it say's it need ncurses. Since these are both the same computer, they just have different hard drives. Is is possible to use the saved configuration I saved from the 7.1 box <with xconfig> and load it on the 8.0 from the command line?

Old 02-18-2003, 10:02 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Arizona
Distribution: Gentoo!
Posts: 124

Rep: Reputation: 15
You need to install the ncurses or tcl/tk libraries (development versions). They are on your CDs.

However, you can copy your kernel config over. Just copy it from /usr/src/linux-2.4.20/.config to the corresponding location on your 8.0 box and do the "make bzImage modules modules_install install" dance.
Old 02-19-2003, 09:04 AM   #3
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Too many to count
Posts: 368

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I copied the configuration to the default kernel configuration location. I also think I found out what was wrong with my network card. I made two mistakes during configuration, I didn't enable APM <which makes the computer cut itself off>, and I didn't enable the correct drivers for my network cards. However, I have discovered that by only installing the support for the hardware I need, the computer has more than doubled in speed <from the default redhat kernel>. It's faster than Win xp now. It's really great, I'm glad I've taken the effort to learn Linux, and hope I can continue to receive help from this web site. Thank you.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kernel configuration goutham Linux - General 3 05-06-2005 04:58 AM
using an old configuration for a new kernel mushmaster Linux - Software 2 02-16-2005 01:07 AM
New FAQ topic: Should I edit my kernel configuration?/Should I build a custom kernel? chort *BSD 10 09-10-2004 11:15 PM
Kernel Configuration berti Debian 2 02-08-2004 11:34 AM
kernel configuration Syncrm Linux - General 2 03-07-2002 06:56 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration