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RE: Kernel Compiling


> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of David Cary Hart
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 3:55 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Kernel Compiling
> On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 15:16 -0600, Robby Tanner wrote:
> > I've just started to get my feet wet by downloading kernel 
> sources and 
> > compiling my first kernel.
> > 
> > I'm using FC3-i386 and downloaded the latest SRPMS.
> > 
> > A few questions:

> make oldconfig
> make menuconfig
> make all
> make modules_install
> make install

I did all that, as well as make clean and make mrproper.  I didn't do
"make all" but I did do "make" which I think is the same by default.

I changed the EXTRAVERSION to something else.  I did get a running
kernel and most of these questions come from running that.

What does make oldconfig do?  Where are the config files for previously
built kernels?


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