New Kernel

Sean McMahon smcmahon at
Wed Oct 27 12:40:57 EDT 2004

If I want to build a new kernel from source and I have a current working kernel,
can I copy my .config file to the place where the new kernel needs it, answer
any new questions and be ok?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Holmes" <steve at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: New Kernel

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> Yeah but you should have some idea of what you are saying "yes" to or
> "no" to.  Example, the defaults do not enable speakup nor any of the
> available synthesizers so you have to alter those answers.  There may
> also be stuff in there not compatible with your computer's hardware.
> The initial configuration step can be a real tedious bitch but we all
> have to go through it at least once.  After that, I save my .config
> file and replace it each time I plan a new kernel build.  Then I can
> do a "make oldconfig' and it will be pretty much all automatic except
> for any new options introudced with this latest kernel.
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 09:24:15PM -0700, ace wrote:
> > What do you mean by answer every single question?  I did; I just pressed
> > enter to each one of them, taking the default setting.  Isn't that
> > acceptable?
> >
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