[Bug 882] nALFS hangs while configuring kernel in chapter 8

James Robertson jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jul 26 08:27:30 PDT 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> James Robertson wrote:
>> Can't we just use the yes command ans pass that to make oldconfig?
> Good thinking...
> yes "" | make oldconfig
> would solve the problem too, although lately there have been some 
> non-backwards-compatible config changes and even just taking the default 
> answers wouldn't produce a usable kernel. The README file should still 
> be updated, but using the yes command will avoid the problem for a lot 
> of people.

That is interesting.  In the 2.4.x series, I always started with that 
same command when starting a new kernel on a new box.  Start with the 
defaults and see what happens.  I have almost always been able to boot 
with that.  Is that something different in the 2.6 series?


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