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I've got my Windows platform here, the one in my siggy, and another system with older hardware running Gentoo Linux. Of course, they both use different filesystems, so I can't transfer data with a USB storage device (supposedly Gentoo has FAT support, but I need to download some files to enable it). The Linux system does not have an internet connection and probably never will. How can I move certain data from this computer to the computer running Gentoo/Linux?
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Support for FAT is in the kernel, so you don't have to install anything. You just need to recompile the kernel with Fat/32 support.
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Support for FAT is in the kernel, so you don't have to install anything. You just need to recompile the kernel with Fat/32 support.
So I read. I found a tutorial on how to compile the kernel...but what program do I use, or how on Earth do I do it? As "root" I try to load the modules, but it turns out that I don't have the modules. Another method says to use the command "make menuconfig" which does nothing, and then it tells me to navigate to the File Systems menu, which I either don't have or don't know how to get to.

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Mount_M...ions_(FAT,NTFS)
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Not to be rude, but how do you have a gentoo system setup then and not know how to compile the kernel?

You need to run 'make menuconfig' or 'make gconfig'(if you have a gui) when your in the kernel source directory. System default is usually /usr/src/linux.

And you can't load a module if its not compiled in as one. I believe when you get to the step of adding it to the kernel, you can choose to add it in or add it as a module. You can have it added directly into the kernel space since its not that big and wont add much to the over all size of the kernel, if size happens to be an issue. The benefit is just then you know its always loaded for you.
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Not to be rude, but how do you have a gentoo system setup then and not know how to compile the kernel?

You need to run 'make menuconfig' or 'make gconfig'(if you have a gui) when your in the kernel source directory. System default is usually /usr/src/linux.

And you can't load a module if its not compiled in as one. I believe when you get to the step of adding it to the kernel, you can choose to add it in or add it as a module. You can have it added directly into the kernel space since its not that big and wont add much to the over all size of the kernel, if size happens to be an issue. The benefit is just then you know its always loaded for you.
Then I understand that, though I don't have a /usr/src/linux directory, just /usr/src. Would I use that directory instead?
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Yeah /usr/src should be ok, there should be a folder there and one is the kernel source. If its not there then you may have saved else where.
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Yeah /usr/src should be ok, there should be a folder there and one is the kernel source. If its not there then you may have saved else where.
One moment, I just read about the kernel-config usage (sorry, I've never used any distribution of Linux before, excuse my lack of knowledge) and I was able to create a symlink and get /usr/src/linux (I suppose that's something I was supposed to do to begin with) but there are still no kernels there nor anywhere.

Whenever I try to use the "make" command, I get "***No rule to make "menuconfig (or gconfig)". Stop."
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You know what, I'm just going to reinstall Gentoo, I probably screwed a lot up in the first install. =/
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One moment, I just read about the kernel-config usage (sorry, I've never used any distribution of Linux before, excuse my lack of knowledge) and I was able to create a symlink and get /usr/src/linux (I suppose that's something I was supposed to do to begin with) but there are still no kernels there nor anywhere.

Whenever I try to use the "make" command, I get "***No rule to make "menuconfig (or gconfig)". Stop."

You can only run the make menuconfig command if your in the kernel source directory. Else theres not makefile and make does know what you mean.
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