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Old 01-17-2003, 05:41 AM   #1
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Red face kernel building software


is there any kind of software that will take my current hardware profile, and apply it to a kernel i am going to build ? or something like it, is there any kernel building software that will auto-detect my hardware so i can build my kernel ?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 02:32 PM   #2
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I don't know, that would be a great app.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:42 PM   #3
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Ed, I was once told this, and feel it necessary to pass on

If you don't have a constructive, or at least semi-helpful response, you may want to hold off on replying until someone who does has had the opportunity to view it. Many people come here and look for threads with 0 replies. When you reply with "Sounds like a good idea" you have just reduced the chances of this thread being seen by at least 50%. You may consider not doing that, or at least waiting until the constructive reply has been given, then following up with, "that'd sure be nice".

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DAChristen29
I suggest you look into "make oldconfig" as one option. This will make the kernel from an old config file.

However, something that would make a kernel from the current hardware configuration just from scratch would be revolutionary. I am not saying it doesn't exist, but that'd sure be the best thing for newbies since burning iso's

I would also suggest you look at maybe your current hardware with things like:
lspci -vv
To see current hardware info.

And the loaded modules with:
lsmod
And that might help you to see what's being loaded to make your system work.

Also I see you run Mandrake, I think there is a gui tool to help with kernel config, this might be able to do such a thing as you are looking for, search around in the Mandrake Control Center to see if this exists

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Old 01-18-2003, 01:40 AM   #4
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For your second question, I'm not sure about Mandy, but RedHat has kudzu which does the hardware probes at install and boot time. Stores the hardware info in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf. Take a look. Should be enough data there to do a manual make config. Surely Mandrake has something similar. There are a lot of people that say it does better than RedHat at finding and using hardware.
 
  


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