2.4. Configuring the kernel

After patching the kernel, configure it with EVMS support. To configure the kernel, complete the following steps:

  1. Type the following command:

    make xconfig


    You can also use config or menuconfig if you don't have an Xwindow system.

    If you are using an Xwindow system, the following window opens.

    Figure 2-1. xconfig Window

  2. To enable the kernel components that EVMS needs, select Multi-device support (RAID and LVM). The following window opens.

    Figure 2-2. Multi-device Support (RAID and LVM) Window


    If you are configuring the components as modules, you can click the Help button beside each module to see the name of each kernel module.

  3. Select y for Multi-device support (RAID and LVM). Select y (to build in the kernel) or m (to build modules) for Device Mapper support. These options are the minimum required for EVMS. The remaining options add additional capabilities to EVMS.


    The options you select in this step are the ones you selected in Section 2.1.1.

Continue configuring your kernel as required for your system and hardware. For general instructions on configuring and compiling a Linux kernel, please see The Kernel HOWTO.

When you have finished configuring your kernel, choose Save and Exit to quit the kernel configuration.