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Old 06-10-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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Doubt Regarding Kernel Installation


Is "make modules" step needed to install a new kernel ? I want to install the general setup configuration. I don't want to add any modules of my own.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:06 AM   #2
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Yes. A lot of the functionality is in modules.
 
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Is "make modules" step needed to install a new kernel ?
No.
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Of course, the kernel may not be of use (to you) if you didn't compile in everything you needed.
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Hence the requirement for "make modules".
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:19 AM   #4
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No.
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Of course, the kernel may not be of use (to you) if you didn't compile in everything you needed.
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Hence the requirement for "make modules".
I did "make bzImage" to compile kernel. Won't that kernel be useful without compiling modules ? Do the downloaded kernel has someother modules which need to be compiled manually ?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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It all depends on how you configured your kernel. If you've created a monolithic kernel with no modules then the make modules_install is not necessary but if you have any modules in your kernel and you need to use them during runtime you will be missing that functionality.

Check your config and your needs and you'll know if (for your particular case) make modules_install is necessary.

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