Custom kernel config questions for Linux user
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jun 23 01:17:12 GMT 2005
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone could provide me an answer to the following
> questions. Please keep in mind that by default I learned Unix on a Linux
> system, so... please no flames :(.
> 1) Is there any sort of configuration interface (ncurses, X, etc), or am I
> 'stuck' with 'manually configuring' a textfile?
sysinstall does some of that. Personally, I find plain text files much
easier to deal with than most semi-automated helper programs. There are
things like webmin in the ports collection.
> 2) Is there a complete list of features which can be enabled for the
> kernel, other what was in the GENERIC configuration file?
See the LINT (4.x) or NOTES (5.x) files in the same directory.
> 3) What is needed for the FreeBSD kernel and what modules need to be
> compiled in order to use IDE CD-burning. In linux previous to kernel version
> 2.6.8 I know that SCSI was required, but now they are doing proper IDE
'man burncd' will show details about the stock IDE CD burning
application. If you want to use SCSI emulation, there's the atapicam
device. The man page for that shows setup.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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