: I'm trying to get my Soundblaster16, Adaptec SCSI card and NEC 4x Cdrom
: under linux. I've tried the Q series of boot images and haven't been
: successful. The HowTo suggests doing a "make config" but somehow I
: haven't installed the "make" file.
ok, you need to install the development disks. (the compiler's and
libraries and such)
what the how-to was telling you, was that you need to install the kernel
source, and configure your own custom-made-for-your-machine kernel.
once, the development disks have been installed (just need gcc263, include,
libc, gmake, binutils, lx???_1, lx???_2, lx???_3 (ie *all* the kernel source
kernel number, not a good thing to install more than one set of kernel
source, you never know what u might end up with)
then goto /usr/src/linux
this is the part where you will be prompted for what kernel options you
want. its *relatively* straight foreward, just remember to say yes to the
math emulation if u dont have a math co-processor (ok to say yes if you
have one anyway, the kernel will use the real one if its there, even if
emulation support is in the kernel.)
also say yes to "System V IPC" cuz some programs need it (ie linux
if you make a typo here and know it, you can always just "make config" again.
say yes to SCSI support, (you'll have to know what # your adaptec card is
cuz it will prompt you for it), yes to sound support, (not sure bout nec
cdrom support tho)
make dep (makes the include dependancies, takes 10-15 minutes on my box)
make zImage (compiles your kernel, takes 1.45 hours on my 386 8meg ram
now, if you're using lilo, you should "make zlilo" instead of "make zImage"
if you're using a boot disk, find the zImage file (thats your kernel),
its in /usr/src/arch/i386/boot/zImage on recent kernels, and put your soon
to be boot floppy in drive a: and do a
cp zImage /dev/fd0
if all is confusing you, get the Kernel-HOW-TO, it should be in the
pub/linux/docs/HOW-TO directory of sunsite or a sunsite mirror
Mark Duguid Certified Linux Geek Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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