Re: Making kernel using "make install"
Victor Torrico wrote:
> When making a kernel 2.0.27 I do the following:
[clumsy procedure deleted]
Actually, on Debian it´s so much nicer to install the kernel-package
Then you cd to the linux source, "make mrproper" and "make config" just
once, and then you can always rebuild your kernel by running
"make-kpkg binary". This´ll give you a new kernel package that contains
all you need. "dpkg --install" it, and so even your Debian system knows
which kernel you´re using.
By the way, if you´ve been looking at the docs, ever tried "make
or "make xconfig"? Those make it much easier to configure your custom
kernel - no more mistyping!
> The "make install" is not documented in the "/usr/src/linux" directory
> as far as I know but when it is used it seems to put everything from the
> new kernel where it belongs properly in the "/boot" directory and lets
> you update lilo as well. I just tried doing this for the hell of it and
> it seems to work very well.
> Is this a new feature?
> What exactly does "make install" do?
Read the fine Makefile :-) As far as I´ve been able to follow it, it
a user-supplied script to install the kernel. Guess what, it´s part of
Debian distribution. Still, kernel-package is the way to go.
Thomas Baetzler, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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