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I am currently using Mepis on my laptop, with a 2.6.12 kernel.
I would like to go for the 2.6.13 kernel, or atleast, make some changes on my current kernel.
Basically I don't want to start from a scratch. I want to know all of the current configuration options, and just make some changes here and there.
So what would you suggest is the best way to proceed? I can download the new kernel, unpack it into /usr/src an make menuconfig
I understand that there is a make oldconfig feature, right? To use that however I need to get my current .config file. Where do I search for that? Once I have that, I guess I can just run make oldconfig without even having to download the latest kernel.
The reason I want to recompile is I want some modules delete from the kernel. One of them is CUPS, and other is support for my eth0 at boot up, and so on. I use a wireless connection, therefore Mepis trying to acquire a DHCP address using eth0 is merely a waste of time during bootup.