[lfs-support] LFS-BOOK-7.0:Section 8.3: Linux 3.1 Compilation.

Emerson Yesupatham yemerson1976 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 11:41:41 PDT 2012

Hi Team,

I am currently working on Section 8.3 of Book 7.0. Section is about Linux
3.1 compilation.

I am new to kernel compilation from Scratch. Book recommends to do the
kernel compilation from Scratch, is there any online material to go through
or I should go through the README present in Linux tar ball?

I spent sometime to figure out the options shown in make menuconfig GUI but
it was difficul to understand each and every options.

I also copied .config (/usr/src/kernels/
from host system and gave "make menuconfig" but it was asking for so many
questions one-by-one in the command line.
Not sure whether I should give "make oldconfig" in this scenario ( that is
copying .config from host PC). I went through the README and found there is
something called  "allyesconfig", can I try that?

Kindly suggest.

My Host PC details:

 [root at cag73 ~]# cat /proc/version
Linux version (mockbuild at x86-16.phx2.fedoraproject.org)
(gcc version 4.5.1 20100924 (Red Hat 4.5.1-4) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Mon Oct 18
23:56:17 UTC 2010

[root at cag73 ~]# uname -a
Linux cag73 #1 SMP Mon Oct 18 23:56:17 UTC 2010 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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