kernel recompile

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kernel recompile

HI all,,

how do i recompile the kernel with current kernel settings, i guess there will be one file where all the settings are stored.

any help

Stuart Browne
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Re: kernel recompile

On a RedHat system? Not really.

But unless you've made a custom kernel in the past, then you should be able to use one of the pre-packaged config files distributed with the kernel-source package.

They are stored in '/usr/src/linux-2.4/configs/', and you just need to do something like:

cd /usr/src/linux-2.4
cp configs/kernel-2.4.xx-i386.config .config
make oldconfig

Check the directory for pre-set configurations, and go from there. These are the default kernel configurations for the RH systems core packages.

From posts here, SUSE stores the build configurations in the same directory (/boot I beleive) as the krenels.

I'm unsure as to what other distributions do.

Hope this helps a little.
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