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Re: Kernel upgrade time

On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 07:48:14 -0600
Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601@care2.com> wrote:

> Tom wrote:
> > God, I hate dicking with the kernel.
> > 
> > What would be nice is a really well-thought out Wizard that just
> > tells me what to do.  My process for answering the questions is
> > pretty formulaic: favor modern features over archaic ones, favor
> > simplicity, and don't use every feature under the sun.
> > 
> > 
> I am pulled in opposite directions when I have to get a new kernel:
> a. I just cannot see having every module under the sun (?). So I want
> to have just what is necessary.
> b. But I want it working well, and complete, for my particular 
> installation. E.g. just a few months ago I found out about VIA82CXXX 
> chipset support on 2.4.22: it solved a very bad hang situation on my 
> HDD's I had for 2 years!
> So I second that thought:
> WHAT WOULD BE REALLY NICE IS... a kernel wizzard: telling me what I
> need and what I can do without.
> I got 2.4.22 working well now. Dread the thought of facing 2.4.23...
> Hugo.
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Well if you have a running 2.4.22 kernel config, you can copy it to
.config in the kernel source directory and do a "make oldconfig" which
will ask you just the new options and otherwise take the one from your
2.4.22 config file


Albert Dengg <a_d@gmx.at>

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