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attempt to bring in screen shots

make menuconfig is from the Linux Kernel world. And used in OpenWrt, so also in DebWrt

This make menuconfig is about hardware that is also available in qemu. It is an MIPS motherboard virtualized.

To understand this wiki page you should known that malta has

  • a MIPS processor
  • a Am79c970 PC-Net PCI Ethernet card
  • a PIIX IDE controllor

And that malta is supported by OpenWrt.

More about malta at

make menuconfig

Go to the toplevel directory where you have your debwrt files. For me it is

cd /usr/src/debwrt


make menuconfig

You should get a page like this make menuconfig

Leave the cursor where it is and press enter to get the submenu default target system

Move the cursor down scroll target system

Until you get malta Malta target system

Press spacebar which should give you Malta selected as the target system

Next fine tune kernel Kernel Configuration

Work in progress




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