Compile kernel for laptop
Note that this is not compile kernel ON laptop. I have a 2GHz desktop and a 450MHz laptop. Both run Slackware-current. I have been compiling kernels on/for the desktop for a good while & have a very nice configuration for my hardware. On the laptop i have been using the 2.6 series kernels provided by Slackware. These have worked very well & have allowed me to keep this old laptop going. However, a while ago I tried to compile a kernel on the laptop & it worked, but I slept twice before it finished! I don't want to go through that again! Recently I d/led linux-188.8.131.52 to my desktop, untarred it, copied in the config file from the laptop & ran 'make oldconfig', selecting the default configuration for new kernel options. Then I ran 'make menuconfig', selecting ext3 filesystem in the kernel so I wouldn't need an initrd. I then ran 'make' & 'make modules_install' & finally copied all components to the laptop. The laptop seems to work quite well with this kernel, but I am thinking of slimming it down. I don't need a large number of the modules that went along with that kernel. My question (FINALLY!) is: Am I running any risk, using a kernel on the hardware that it was not compiled on? I don't see any difference in doing this & using one of Pat's compiled kernels, but then there are a lot of things I don't see....