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Old 02-01-2004, 11:40 PM   #1
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when changing values under make xconfig, need to recompile the whole kernel?

hi, there are couple options i'd like to disable from my kernel. do i still have to redo the whole make dep, make modules, make modules_install. and then change my, vmlinuz, and initrd.img files?
oh yea... and edit my lilo.conf also?

there seems a lot doc talk about how to "upgrade" (or compile) your kernel. but i'm not sure if i gotta do the same thing (the whole compile process is quite long) if i just wanna modify a few things from the exiting kernel that i'm using atm.
Old 02-02-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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sorry but yes, if you modify just one driver, you'll need to remake the dep, and bzImage the remake and install those modules. if you don't the kernel won't know it's there.

i feel your pain, but if you compile enough times you just remember the process and whip right through it. so just think of it as a confirming learner on the recompile.
Old 02-02-2004, 12:15 AM   #3
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don't do a "make clean" until you know you have it the way you want it. that will speed things up a bit by only re-compiling your latest changes.


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