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Re: [tlug] Newly compiled Kernel woes

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 10:52:15AM +0900, Jonathan Q wrote:
> Mancy, Raymond ( wrote:
> > I recently upgraded my kernel to 2.4.17 from the original setup I had wih
> > RH7.1 (2.4.2?). Since then, I have not been able to get my 3com PCMCIA
> <snip>
> I ran into very similar behavior on very different hardware when upgrading
> to 2.4.17 from 2.4.9-13 on Red Hat 7.2.  Sajjad's tip worked really
> well, so you might want to try this one.  Take one of Red Hat's
> canned configs from /usr/src/linux-2.4/configs (grab the appropriate one
> for the kind of kernel you want to build; the file names are obvious)
> and copy it to your 2.4.17 tree, dropping it into arch/i386 and naming
> it defconfig.  
> There is an existing defconfig there from teh 2.4.17 sources, so you
> can back it up if you want.
> Then run whichever flavor of make config you prefer, and try that.

A minor thing to consider. If you are going to take a config from an 
old kernel, and then use it with a newwer source tree you should use
make oldconfig.  It is designed to only configure new features, and 
options that have changed in the current kernel tree.  That is why
make oldconfig exists.


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