@Tobi and uk
When I look in /boot I don't see any files that look like .config file contents.
I guess this is all sounding like something I could have figured out myself. :-(
So much is learned by trial and error, but I don't want to mess up this install.
Now, about /boot, maybe you meant the directory /usr/src/linux? This has a number of files there, like:
.config - what I assume is the config file I last used to compile a custom kernel
.config--2012*-bak - which appear to be backups.
.Kconfig - appears to be some kind of non kernel config file.
It's just when I did a diff between the .config and the .config--2012*-bak's, I was not absolutely sure which one was the original file.
Another question: Would re-emerge-ing the gentoo-sources re-establish my system's /usr/src/linux hierarchy? (If I wanted to start fresh...)
#emerge --unmerge gentoos-sources
#cd /usr/src/linux;make menuconfig
Reading the handbooks's description of removing software, makes me think it would leave the old kernel config files behind (and not really starting me over from scratch), or worse, break the system due to dependencies.
Another question is if I just delete or rename the .config file, and rerun make menuconfig, what will really happen?
I did copy the /usr/src/linux config files to a safe place, now!
Sorry if all this is obvious.
Last edited by steve_pa; 01-29-2012 at 10:43 AM.