re-using .config to compile kernel
tefal666 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 6 15:23:35 UTC 2005
THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
>not that long ago I compiled my first kernel and saved the .config file. after a clean install of FC3 i then went to /usr/src/ and unpacked the 2.6.10 kernel and copied the .config into the 2.6.10 directory and tried "make bzimage" but got back "make: *** No rule to make target `bzimage'. Stop." as an error message. then i did "make xconfig" and then moved the original .config file (hope this makes some sense) so it overwrote the newer version (to save time). the script of some of this, with "cat .config", is at <http://thufir.lecktronix.net/kernel/>.
>googling showed some indications that maybe "make boot" would work, but it wasn't clear to me. I don't see why this isn't working...?
If you use 'make oldconfig', if the .config file was from a previous
version of the kernel, then it would be brought up to speed with any new
additions in the newer kernel and then should compile for you.
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