umm, if you have compiled your kernel before, you will find a ".config" file under the src tree. you'll have to do a "ls -a" to see it.
so, basically you need to set things only the first time, and load it everytime later. i normally save my config file in my home dir (along with all my kernel src trees), and i only have to "load stored config file", and "make".
i personally use menuconfig instead of Xconfig, as it is definitely faster for me while im enabling/disabling options.
also, about the tool - well, you wouldnt be able to install linux or any OS, if it werent able to probe and set the various requirements in the first place. im not sure, but i think that "first" .config which was used during "first"-install can be found under /boot (try ls -a). and well, just load that up when ur compiling your new kernel, and check/uncheck whatever u think is required/not required.
Last edited by h/w; 12-24-2003 at 10:21 PM.