I believe make menuconfig needs a few things (ncurses ?) to run.
Yes, there are a lot of options, which is why I used the word tedious,
in a previous reply.
Which version of Slackware? I may experiment with Slackware at
some point. I did a while back, but their "paride" bootdisk did not
support install from a backpack series 6 drive, and the laptop I
was using did not have a builtin CDROM drive.
I hope it is the latest version, although I do not have enough blank
media, and the time to download the ISOs at this moment.
>From: Shawn Koons <email@example.com>
>To: "marcelo.c.pinto" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "linux-parport"
>Subject: Re: [PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter
>Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 20:34:44 -0700
>I have decided to upgrade the kernel but am limited to 'make config.' I do
>not have X installed and for some reason, I cannot run 'make menuconfig.'
>I have started this process a couple of times but end up quitting because I
>run into SO many options that I have no idea about. Even with the help
>option that is available, I am still lost. I cannot find a HOWTO that
>explains the process adequately for a beginner like myself.
>If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
>BTW, there are a few people who have graciously responded and have
>mentioned the Mandrake system but I am running Slackware, as far as I know
>they are totally different and I cannot use Mandrake based program help.
>Thank you, one and all,
>> Although I'm using Slackware 9.0, I think it's worth to mention my
>>lessons learned. I am successfully using a BackPack CD-RW with my laptop.
>> My /etc/rc.d/modules.conf file contains:
>> Of course you can try doing these steps manually as well (as root, or
>> You need bpck6, which seems to be available from newer Kernel versions
>> If you choose to go ahead and compile a new kernel verion, please let me
>>know and I will be able to provide you some hints about the kernel
>>configuration related to parport, paride and bpck.
>>>I am attempting to get my machine to recognize my
>>>I will attempt to give as much info as I can. Please
>>accept apologies in
>>>advance if I give too much, or the wrong, information.
>>>*I use Tiny Linux, based on Slackware 4.0.
>>>*I have a Compaq LTE 5300 laptop P133 w/48 meg ram.
>Mythology may, in a real sense, be defined as other people's religion.
>And religion may, in a real sense, be understood as a popular
>misunderstanding of mythology.
>Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That
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