I'm afraid I rambled too much in that first posting. But, as stated in my original message (buried somewhere in there
), when you install off the original cd image, you get NO .config file at all, so there isn't anything to search for (just to be sure, I reinstalled from the disk images and searched once again before replying here. To search, I used the find command, Konqueror, and locate as you specified in your earlier post). I was wondering if there is any other way of determining the current kernel parameters (again the current kernel came from the installation cd). As you say, it may be evident if I set up the kernel from scratch, and I'll do that if necessary, but I am a bit of a newbie and the hardware on the machine at work is different than I've worked with before. Since this is going to be a semi-production machine at work, the current kernel is working perfectly, and performance is good, I wanted to leave everything as intact, as possible.
p.s. I found the answer to my question. After you install the kernel source from the installation cd, you run the command make oldconfig. If you are using RedHat 7.2, this places the RedHat default .config file in /usr/src/linux-<kernel version>