a base install of any OS is likely not going to include 'make'. You might need to do the following:
apt-get install make
On another note, I have actually written a similar Howto that you all may wish to cross reference:
I am waiting to get 'whitelisted' by one of the guys to that I can add the Howto here. Though this here article by fernandoch, it never hurts to read a couple different Howto's to get as much info as possible.