Configure a Linux kernel using make menuconfig.
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- [Voiceover] Lets look at my favorite way…of configuring a Linux kernel using make menucongfig.…When you're in the top level of the kernel directory…and you type make menuconfig,…it should launch somehing like this.…You move around with your arrow keys,…it's not mouse oriented.…On the bottom of the screen…where there's acouple choices like…exit and help, you get to those by…using your right and left arrow keys.…When you've highlighted one of the entries…that's a sub menu, with the dash dash greater than…on the side, a little arrow thing,…when you hit enter then it expands that sub menu.…
To go back up a level, out of the sub menu…you can do escape escape,…or you can do the exit.…For bottom level options, that, is not sub menus,…you should see either square brackets or angle brackets.…The angle brackets less than greater than…mean you have three choices, that's termed tri-state.…the three choice are asterisk,…meaning you want that option…statically linked into the kernel,…an M means you want it to be a module…or if it's empty, that means it won't be compiled at all.…
We survey the Linux kernel specification, boot process, and loadable kernel modules. You will practice techniques such as downloading and searching Linux kernel source code and configuring a Linux kernel from scratch. Challenge and solution videos at the end of almost every chapter allow you to test your new Linux skills along the way.
- What is the Linux kernel?
- Controlling hardware
- Reading Linux kernel messages
- Reading and writing files from the proc and sysfs filesystems
- Configuring GRUB
- Using kernel command-line parameters
- Configuring run levels
- Working with loadable kernel modules (LKMs)
- Searching the kernel source code
- Building and installing a Linux kernel
Skill Level Advanced
1. Surveying the Linux Kernel
3. Working with Loadable Kernel Modules
4. Examining Linux Kernel Source Code
5. Configuring and Building a Linux Kernel
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