[somewhat off-topic] Re: Trouble installing netfilter/iptables
Wed, 08 Aug 2001 18:58:57 +0200
1- "make menuconfig" doesn't require X, but ncurses libraries. Just try.
2- I would do :
# tar xvzf linux 2.4.7 -C /usr/src (make sure you don't have a folder called
"linux" in /usr/src; rename it in case)
# cd /usr/src
# mv linux/ linux-2.4.7
# ln -s linux-2.4.7/ linux
# cd /usr/src/linux
# make mrproper
# make menuconfig (configure your kernel)
# make dep; make clean; make bzlilo; make modules; make modules_install
(modify your /etc/lilo.conf if needed and issue the command "lilo")
> well, what i meant was there could be an option for probing the HW is that
> is an option with the persons system, kinda like:
> -Hey, Would you like me to probe your HW and look over the settings?
> -(good if you have large HD and newer system, bad if no HD space and older
> or something like that.
> I am moving this question to the kernel mailing list for the guys that are
> saying "this is really for the kernel mailing list". I originally found
> this email in this mailing list but might be a little weird for this one.
> But i will ask my question to you guys, if you want to answer thats great,
> if not then leave it upto the kernel doods.
> 1-does "make menuconfig" require X to be installed? I dont have X, i just
> have RH 7.1 with kernel dev and kernel sources installed (atleast those were
> the ONLY things i had selected during install).
> 2-if i untared/unpacked the kernel to the folder /root/newkern (here is
> where i did the "gzip -cd linux 2.4.7...... |tar xvf -" command) is it ok to
> delete the newkern folder and unpack nd then do the "make menuconfig"?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Oskar Andreasson
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 7:15 AM
> > To: Rob
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Subject: [somewhat off-topic] Re: Trouble installing netfilter/iptables
> > (long)
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> > On Wednesday 08 August 2001 01:42 pm, you wrote:
> > > Of course I am a newbie,
> > > Questions of installation as I am doing a kernel compilation now and
> > > reading over previous emails posted to the list
> > > In the following I missed a few things in this process, I think, ...
> > >
> > > Not trying to complain or anything but cant the "make config" do just a
> > > "little" bit of probing the HW??? there were like 300 questions in the
> > > process of doing this. I am almost certain that I missed a few things
> > > and said Y/N to a couple of things I shouldn't have.
> > >
> > What you're not thinking about is those poor other fools who's
> > running linux
> > on 486's with 100 megs hdd and 12 megs ram(*cough*, yes, im talking about
> > myself here;)) who dont have enough hdd space to even unpack the
> > kernel on
> > the box in question, actually dont even have a compiler on the system.
> > I need to do a nice procedure of download, untar, configure and
> > crosscompile
> > on another box, then throw the kernel over on the box in question
> > and install
> > it.
> > If the kernel configuration would've been done automatically, it would've
> > found a nice little pIII 1.3ghz cpu with 1 100mbps nic etc
> > instead of a 486
> > at 50mhz and 1x10mbps nic.... Well, you see the problem, don't
> > you? All of
> > those 300 questions are just wonderful for foolish people like me
> > who loves
> > having our 486's around;)
> > - --
> > Oskar Andreasson
> > Multisoft Education AB
> > Cell: +46-736-524228
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