Commit f875a1a6 authored by Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso's avatar Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] README update from the stone age

We have no options which the user can set in the Makefile.  Only the
EXTRAVERSION, which is also useful in place of the "backup modules"

We don't have configuration options in the top Makefile.

Signed-off-by: default avatarPaolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f10df686
......@@ -149,6 +149,9 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
"make gconfig" X windows (Gtk) based configuration tool.
"make oldconfig" Default all questions based on the contents of
your existing ./.config file.
"make silentoldconfig"
Like above, but avoids cluttering the screen
with question already answered.
NOTES on "make config":
- having unnecessary drivers will make the kernel bigger, and can
......@@ -169,9 +172,6 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
should probably answer 'n' to the questions for
"development", "experimental", or "debugging" features.
- Check the top Makefile for further site-dependent configuration
(default SVGA mode etc).
COMPILING the kernel:
- Make sure you have gcc 2.95.3 available.
......@@ -199,6 +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
- 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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