[TriLUG] Re: Build A Kernel
Lance A. Brown
lance at bearcircle.net
Mon May 23 14:29:09 EDT 2005
paul.cour1 at verizon.net wrote:
> I have a friends Laptop which has Fedora Core 2
> installed. Runs fine.
> Friend wants newer kernel.
> Downloaded 2.6.11 from kernel.orq, no problem
> got to point of "make bzImage",
> makefile starts, but gives error:
> cannot find ".config" file...
> using find command, tried to find
> .config file, none available,
> but did find a
> How to proceed with kernel build?
You need to generate a .config file using one of the available
configuration mechanisms. 'make menuconfig' will provide a dialog based
menu for configuring the kernel. 'make xconfig' (I think) will bring up an
X-Window GUI for cnfiguring the kernel, etc.
Once that is done, you should 'make deps' before 'make bzImage', IIRC.
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