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The following pages step through the make option via the gui interface. They are more or less applicable to all 2.2.x kernels, some very few, not-too-significant, options are missing on the lower kernel releases, but nothing enough to be concerned about. Many options are confusing, obtuse, or undocumented. These panels step you through the mess. Like all Steps, they intentionally don't go thru the finer detail.
The panels show a setup suitable for the following tested, proven, working, very common machine. It is highly likely that if you build from these panels, you too will have a working system as a result. You can add salt and pepper later.
|MMX class processor. (AMD-K6-2 and CYRIX-MII-400, Celeron, Pentium ][ and Pentium III.)|
|Standard IDE hard disk on primary master (/dev/hda)|
|Standard 40x IDE CDROM (/dev/hdd)|
|LS120 Floppy drive (deliberately chosen instead of Zip, for exemplification of both)|
|SCSI CD-R /dev/sda (Panasonic 7502W on AHA1510 adapter) Your mileage will vary|
|SCSI HD on NCR58C03 adapter /dev/sdb (your mileage will vary)|
|PNP ISA AWE 64 Soundblaster (deliberately chosen for it's inherently large number of options needed)|
|Voodoo Banshee on Agp VGA|
|S3 on PCI VGA|
|NE2000 ISA PNP ethernet card (actually an RTL8019 clone)|
|NE2000 PCI ethernet card (an RTL8029 clone) Your mileage will vary|
|An external modem. (internals can cause problems)|
|A good ole parallel port with only a printer attached|
Some things to realise before you go stepping thru.
You don't have what's listed here.
Well, with the exception of the cpu, STOP WORRYING. Get this stuff done once and go back and do it again. It's called re-iteration. You get the compile done, you then fine tune. I call it conservative, versus successively aggressive re-compiles.
The fact that you can't get your ABC ethernet card to work first time with these panels wont affect you one jot in getting the all important compile to work, That's the big picture.