copying kernel configuration question

A D B hackmaster451 at lycos.com
Sat Jan 4 18:00:31 PST 2003


It was already installed by default, and does not contain any .configure file. upon inspecting the RPM, no .config shows up there either.

On Sun, 5 Jan 2003 00:29:00   
 Yann E. MORIN wrote:
>ADB,
>
>On Saturday 04 January 2003 23:17, you wrote:
> > I'm using LM 9.0 as my development platform for building LFS. I want to
> > copy all the kernel and module information over to my new LFS kernel. With
> > the official 'vanilla' kernel sources, I was always able to find the
> > configure file easily, but i can't seem to find it in my mandrake sources.
> > Someone kindly refresh my memory- where in the kernel source tree is the
> > kernel configure file usually located?
>
>The config file is '.config', in the root of the linux kernel source. If
>you installed your linux kernel in /usr/src/linux, then you should have
>/usr/src/linux/.config  <- that is the configuration file for the kernel.
>
>I also have MDK 9.0, but I removed the kernel sources (switched to 2.4.20).
>They must be located in /usr/src/linux-2.4.29-xymdk , where xy is a 2-digit
>number (must be 16 for MDK 9.0) and you'll have to install the package
>kernel-2.4.19-16mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm, that is available on the first CD.
>
>If you copy a .config from another kernel (not too far from this one, though!)
>you can rebuild the config by issuing this command:
>make oldconfig
>
>Anyway, the vanilla kernel does not come with a .config file by default.
>The best bet is to build your own .config .
>
>Regards,
>Yann.
>
>PS. Try to break lines at most at 80 col. :-)
>
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