Alright,  I’m pretty new to this, and my linux experience is quite varied but not too in depth.  I’m have the following questions:



1)       Is there a way to make an image of your current configuration and software?  I’d seen threads that said no, but some of them were a bit older, so I thought perhaps someone had a solution.


2)       When you have a .gumstix image built, how do you flash the solid image onto the device rather than using uload to xfer one file at a time?


3)       When compiling with the default buildroot, I get:


mm/built-in.o(.text+0x15984): In function `shmem_file_setup':

: undefined reference to `ramfs_get_inode'

mm/built-in.o(.text+0x15a24): In function `shmem_file_setup':

: undefined reference to `ramfs_file_operations'

mm/built-in.o(.data+0x638): undefined reference to `ramfs_get_sb'

fs/built-in.o(.init.text+0x930): In function `mnt_init':

: undefined reference to `init_rootfs'

make[1]: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1

make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/xepherys/gumstix-buildroot/build_arm/linux-2.6


make: *** [/home/xepherys/gumstix-buildroot/build_arm/linux-2.6.11gum/arch/arm/b

oot/compressed/vmlinux] Error 2



4)      When I try to ‘make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux- menuconfig’ a new kernel, I get errors about not having ncurses-devel.  There is no apt-get package for it.  Any options?



All of the above is based on me working in coLinux with the  Debian iso, as per the instructions found on the Gumstix wiki.


colinux:/home/xepherys/gumstix-buildroot# uname -a

Linux colinux 2.6.10-co-0.6.2 #5 Sat Feb 5 10:19:16 IST 2005 i686 unknown