I built a new kernel with LTIB and selected the minicom and lszrz packages. Build completed and I can confirm that the Mincom package was built. Problem is now that I have booted into the kernel, I get the following message:
The program 'minicom' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install minicom
Obviously I can install from the command line as they suggested, but why isn't it already there? Is there another step I have missed?