Commit e3fc4cc1 authored by Randy Dunlap's avatar Randy Dunlap Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] corrections to top-level README

Corrections to the recent top-level README changes.

Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 0365ba7f
......@@ -151,7 +151,7 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
your existing ./.config file.
"make silentoldconfig"
Like above, but avoids cluttering the screen
with question already answered.
with questions already answered.
NOTES on "make config":
- having unnecessary drivers will make the kernel bigger, and can
......@@ -199,9 +199,9 @@ COMPILING the kernel:
are installing a new kernel with the same version number as your
working kernel, make a backup of your modules directory before you
do a "make modules_install".
In alternative, before compiling, edit your Makefile and change the
"EXTRAVERSION" line - its content is appended to the regular kernel
Alternatively, before compiling, use the kernel config option
"LOCALVERSION" to append a unique suffix to the regular kernel version.
LOCALVERSION can be set in the "General Setup" menu.
- In order to boot your new kernel, you'll need to copy the kernel
image (e.g. .../linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage after compilation)
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