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Old 02-18-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 02-18-2003, 11:02 PM   #2
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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, 10:04 AM   #3
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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.
 
  


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