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Old 02-01-2002, 06:36 AM   #1
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Question Kenel Configuration

I have a computer that I want to check the configuration of the Kernel on (and possibly build a new one). But some how the source has become corrupt. I have reinstalled the source from the Redhat CD.

My question is how do I get the setting of the currently running kernel so that I can look at them using the X configuration util?

Old 02-01-2002, 09:22 AM   #2
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using the standard install of the kernel-source rpm it should already be configured for the equivalent compiled kernel. if not, the .config file should be at /boot/config-2.4.xxxx
Old 03-07-2002, 08:22 PM   #3
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Acid...I am having the same problem. Although the only .config file I can find is the one located in kernel directory. However, that .config file doesn't match my current configuration.

I am trying to find why the .config not match my current system configuration. I checked this right after installing RH 7.1. I did a make xconfig, loaded the .config, and saved it without making any changes, and compiled. When I rebooted, at least 3 items failed.

Could you explain why is it that when I do a make xconfig or menuconfig, what I get doesn't reflect how my system is currently configured.
Old 03-07-2002, 10:16 PM   #4
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I think even though your just recompiled the same kernel. The problem may be with loading modules. This is just from what I've experience myself. What I would do is

make mrproper (that should set config back to original)
make xconfig (save exit)
make dep
make bzwhatever
make modules
make modules_install


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