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This is probably a dumb noob question but, I've followed the very well written guides for installing a new kernel at both http://linux.cudeso.be/linuxdoc/kernel.php and http://linuxdocs.org/HOWTOs/Kernel-HOWTO.html . They are fine until ...
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    Compiling new kernel-Should be a simple "make" command?


    This is probably a dumb noob question but, I've followed the very well written guides for installing a new kernel at both http://linux.cudeso.be/linuxdoc/kernel.php and http://linuxdocs.org/HOWTOs/Kernel-HOWTO.html. They are fine until I get to the compilation/config step.
    I type "make clean" or "make mrproper" or "make menuconfig" or "make config"... and the point is none of them do anything, BASH cuts me off saying "make: command not found".
    Can anyone refrain from laughing long enough to give me a hint?

    I'm running Slackware 11.0 with the 2.4.33.3 kernel.

    Thanks in advance...

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    Did you install the developer tools or make itself?


    And no, you will need to configure your kernel before building
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    I left out the developer set during install.. could that be the problem? I'll try re-installing them anyway, can't hurt.

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    Oh, crud, what a simple problem. I can't thank you enough... Actually getting the new kernel to boot correctly will be my next problem it seems and if I really get stuck, I'm sure there is more help available here!
    Thanks again, Juan

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    Might be a good idea to do make mrproper and make clean first if the 2.6.x kernels support it. That way you're starting from a clean kernel tree. My current kernel tree of 2.4.20 refused to compile until I did that.

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