Re: CDROM problem!
On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 20:46 +0100, marc wrote:
> One further questions: does that mean that the kernel demands an answer
> for every option? So, if there are 100 kernel options, but only 95 in
> the config file, then it will *always* ask about the other 5? Thus, if
> you didn't have a config file, then you could compile the kernel and
> simply sit there and answer every question - hypothetically, of course.
Well, compilation is after the make oldconfig, of course. I never tried
it without a valid config file, so I don't know how the behaviour would
be in that case. I'd rather use make menuconfig if I'd start from
scratch. It's easier to go back and fix mistakes.
But in general, yes, you're right. It will only ask you the 5 questions
that weren't in the previous config. I always first do a make oldconfig,
and then, if there is anything interesting, a make menuconfig to fiddle
around some more.