[gobolinux-users] General admin questions

Hisham Muhammad hisham.hm at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 07:20:16 UTC 2006


On 11/17/06, Paul Bonser <misterpib at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/16/06, Lucas C. Villa Real <lucasvr at gobolinux.org> wrote:
> > On 11/17/06, Sean E. Russell <gobo at ser1.net> wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 15 November 2006 10:30, Jonas Karlsson wrote:
> > > > Why do you want to break the kernel compilation? 'Compile linux' does
> > > > everything that needs to be done including installing the kernel and
> > > > replacing the old kernel symlink, so grub will select it next boot.
> > > > 'Compile linux' downloads the sources, unpacks and patches them and
> then
> > > > launches 'make menuconfig'. When the user has selected whats needed
> (or
> > >
> > > It doesn't do that for me.  It just asks me if I want to keep the
> existing
> > > config, and no matter what I answer, it launches into compiling the
> kernel.
> > > It does not perform a "make menuconfig". Do you have your system set up
> > > differently than the system provided on the CD?
> >
> > Does it make a difference if you run 'unalias make' before calling
> > 'Compile Linux'? The problem can also be in your terminal's size,
> > which must be large enough to fit the menu entries (80x25 is fine).
>
> It never ran menuconfig for me, either.

I can confirm the problem. Just tried to run Compile linux here (after
a looong time) and menuconfig didn't run. I looked at the downloaded
recipe (2.6.17.11) and... make menuconfig was commented out!

-- Hisham


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