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Old 09-04-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
polzbert
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Unhappy no .config in kernelsourcedirectory


i want to compile the 2.4.22 kernel on my notebook. but couldnīt find the .config dir.

so what i did was:

dl the source;

tar xvjf linux-2.4.22.tar.bz2
cd linux-2.4.22
ls -a
find -name .config

nothing.
i would like to use my oldconfig....

of course this is a question, but i canīt get on, without that thing and there is nothing about this in the ....

thnx
 
Old 09-04-2003, 11:17 PM   #2
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Usually the configuration file for your kernel is in /boot with the name config-kernel_version_number copy this to /usr/src/linux/.config.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 03:41 AM   #3
polzbert
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thnx.....

i thought for i used the tar.bz2 there are no other folders created except under the directory i was in when extracting....
 
Old 09-05-2003, 04:30 AM   #4
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Ah I see you have not created the symbolic link to the directory, on Debian at least you create a link to the directory with the source (ln -s linux-2.4.22 linux) and change to the linux directory then you compile. You may not have to do this on Redhat if this is the case then copy the file to the linux-2.4.22 as the .config file for it's use there and then compile the kernel.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 12:20 PM   #5
polzbert
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so i finally compiled my 2.4.22 kernel! without your help i have never been abel to do it...

some days ago i visited the "why linux" forum; to a certain extent it was metaphysical, but only then i realised that this beeing in a community is really one of the best things of the hole thing. it seems that such forums are a exception to the rest of the way our world is turning round... (sorry for my blabla, )
 
  


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