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Re: how to get a working .config kernel config file

On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:54:37 -0700 (PDT)
yong lee <ylee_95116@yahoo.com> wrote:

Based on my experience you miss one "important" step, before do any command do a make oldconfig
with your config in place in the kernel tree, answer all the questions and do a make menuconfig and the others commands, hope that helps,
good luck.


> Hi,
> I am trying to build a custom kernel with openMosix
> patches for my debian 4.0 system. I copied an existing
> config file from /boot/config-2.6.18-4-686 to my new
> kernel source tree folder and renamed it to be
> .config.  Then I ran 'make-kpkg kernel_image' to build
> the kernel. But when I reboot with the new kernel, I
> got a boot error.
> I also ran the make menuconfig, but I did not know
> what to choose because I do not know what type of
> hardware my machine has. Can anyone suggest me on how
> to get a working .config file ?  I just want a
> simple/plain working .config file? Any suggestion ?
> Any document or outline steps? Please help. 
> Many thanks. 
> Yong
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Orestes <orestesleal13022@cha.jovenclub.cu>

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