Kernel Questions

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Thu Mar 11 10:31:49 PST 2004

On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:59:44AM +0100, Uwe Doering wrote:
> Loren M. Lang wrote:


> >3.  The handbook seems to suggest to use the config, make, make install
> >procedure for installing the kernel if you have no other reason for not
> >using it, what is the reason for this?  (The paragraph immediately
> >following procedure 2)
> This sequence takes care that all the modules get installed together 
> with the matching kernel, that a backup of both the kernel and the 
> modules is available (suffix '.old') in case the new kernel doesn't work 
> properly, and it also deals with the system immutable flag ('schg') that 
> protects '/kernel' from being deleted or clobbered by accident.  You 
> would have to do all these things by hand if you didn't use the 
> recommended sequence.

I mean why use that procedure over a make buildkernel installkernel, I
thought they both did all that.

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