Creating a Custom Kernel on Debian

Gregory Nowak greg at
Mon Aug 4 22:43:27 EDT 2008

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It sounds like you may be using the debian sources, since you
mentioned a package. I know that it's normal for what you describe to
happen when you do oldconfig, and you don't have a .config file in the
kernel source directory, I've never heard of that happening with
menuconfig, unless this is a debian thing like you said. What I wanted
to mention, in case you weren't aware of it, is that you don't have to use the debian sources to build a custom
kernel using kernel-package if you don't want to. I personally use the
standard sources from


On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 10:34:23PM -0400, Robert Spangler wrote:
> Hello,
> Wow, this is odd!  I untared the linux- package, created a  
> symlink to it, called linux, and installed a git copy of Speakup to it.  
> When I go in and do make menuconfig, it tried to take settings out of  
> the config file for my current kernel from /boot!  Then, I went to move  
> that and it tried to take them from arch/x86/config or  
> whatever....What's going on here?  Whatever happened to just plain  
> custom-kernel building?  LOL...Unless this is a Debian thing but I don't  
> recall reading about it.
> Thanks,
> Robby
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