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Old 02-15-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
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using an old configuration for a new kernel


i'm using a 2.6.8 kernel right now but i want to build a 2.6.10. i've been looking for a way, if it's possible, to use as much of my current configuration as possible when compiling the new kernel but i'm not having much luck. is this possible? how can i do it?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 12:34 AM   #2
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do this when compiling.

make oldconfig

your old configuration file should be stored in /boot on most distributions
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:07 AM   #3
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Or you can just copy the .config file over to the new kernel directory. I have done that and have had no problems. Do NOT copy a 2.4 config to a 2.6 kernel though. That may cause a problem.

If you copy over, do a make menuconfig make sure everything looks OK. Then compile your new kernel.

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