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Old 06-02-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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Deleting kernel source

I have downloaded the kernel source and extracted it to a folder in the home directory and compiled it. I copied the image file to the boot directory and now everything seems to work fine for almost a week. Now i want to know whether i can delete the files that i used for compiling (i.e the files in my home directory)?? or are these files still used in the boot process??

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You may delete them safely. Once compiled, what matters is the bzImage file, the corresponding (and the initrd if you need one) and the /lib/modules/version directory. Just make sure you keep the original archive (gz or bz2) in case you need to recompile the kernel sometimes.
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