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Old 05-01-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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make .config file from bzImage

I?? t is possible to obtain .config file for make from a working kernel bzImage ?? (...sources directory is lost :-( ... )

Old 05-01-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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If you're running the kernel, you could try something like
cat  /proc/config.gz | gunzip > .config
It rather depends on a kernel option being checked, though, so it may not work. I know of no other way (which is why I always check that option)
Old 05-01-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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Hence the tradition of copying the .config and the files to the /boot directory and numbering them for the full kernel version as with the kernel itself. I know it really doesn't help after the fact, but it might at least arm you against it happening again.

Hope the original turns up

Andy M
Old 05-02-2004, 03:58 AM   #4
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>esben WROTE
>cat /proc/config.gz | gunzip > .config


>anvil wrote
>copying the .config and the files to the /boot directory

yep surely I will do that since now

(sorry 4 my bad english)
Tnx both 4 support


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