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Re: Updating to new kernel from 2.4.18-bf2.4



>>>>> "Roberto" == Roberto Sanchez <rcsanchez97@yahoo.es> writes:

Roberto> They will work just fine.  I simply downloaded the 2.4.20
Roberto> source from the Debian website, configured, and compiled.  BTW,
Roberto> I had never compiled a kernel before and did not find it to be
Roberto> too difficult.

If you use make-kpkg (in the kernel-package package), it is really easy.

Roberto> It took me a couple of trys becuase I did not understand what
Roberto> each and every option meant, but it wasn't anything that
Roberto> reading a good newbie oriented HOWTO couldn't cure.

The config for your currently installed kernels can be found in
/boot/config-*.  Copy that into your kernel tree as .config, and that
should give you reasonable defaults for everything.  Then make a "make
oldconfig" to be prompted for any new config options that were not
present in the old kernel (mostly new hardware support).  Then do a
"make menuconfig" or "make xconfig" to tweak the options that you know
need changing.

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