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well i have installed vmware and trying to install gentoo on this thing but it wont work "For this section we assume you are using a 2.6.x kernel. To start ...
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    gentoo with vmware


    well i have installed vmware and trying to install gentoo on this thing but it wont work

    "For this section we assume you are using a 2.6.x kernel. To start configuration:

    # cd /usr/src/linux
    # make menuconfig

    from this tutorial http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install...ndows_NT/2K/XP

    it doesn't wanna go further after # make menuconfig it just says

    -/bin/bash: make: command not found

    why???

    http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/6771/helpnoob4vi.jpg


    btw im a noob.

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    OK first off it is
    Code:
    cd /usr/src/linux
    not cd / usr /src/linux or whatever you were doing before, /usr/src/linux is where your kernel is located so change directories to it correctly and "make menuconfig"
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    Did you bootstrap the system?

    You don't have "make" installed...what Stage installation is this?

    Also, use the official docs at:

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml (for x86)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    Did you bootstrap the system?

    You don't have "make" installed...what Stage installation is this?

    Also, use the official docs at:

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml (for x86)
    Yeah, I was also going to suggest make but I forgot to. whereis make might help.

    Never thought about the option of him not bootstrapping, but as he as mentioned a few times already - he is a newb and is rather confused so if I had to venture a guess it would be more than likely a Stage 3 install, IMO.

    At this point I'm wondering if he did the install correctly.. make should already be on his system shouldn't it? I never recall having to emerge make for it to be on my system. Definately read the docs and Google. Joining Gentoo Forums might not be too bad of an idea also, but keep in mind that these guys don't have a whole lot of patience.
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