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authorRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>2005-09-22 21:44:07 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-09-22 22:17:35 -0700
commite3fc4cc17ac4dbadab0ba0d5c8233d3b18170d4a (patch)
treec69b93069f7ee9640ec2f643afcf27b7f580435b /README
parent0365ba7fb1fa94a41289d6a3d36b4d95960e56cc (diff)
[PATCH] corrections to top-level README
Corrections to the recent top-level README changes. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -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
- version.
+ 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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