I am using http://www.kroah.com/lkn/
as a guide to upgrade from kernel 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. Chapters 4 & 7 discuss making/configuring the .config file. I think I know what to do but I want to clarify the following:
1) Can I copy a .config file from version 2.4 to version 2.6?
2) If I do this and subsequently run "make menuconfig", will I see the settings of the 2.4 kernel as default-selected options?
In a nutshell, will having the old .config file in the new kernel directory make it easier to tweak the config file using the menu config tools, or do those wizards ignore the contents of the current .config file?