Best way to configure Linux kernel for a machine
leonidsbox at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 09:02:42 EST 2013
Sorry, my email client somewhat broke...
On 16 January 2013 21:22, Leonid V. Fedorenchik <leonidsbox at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:47:08 +0530
> Shraddha Kamat <sh2008ka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I normally do the kernel configuration on my machine like this -
> > * copy the distro configuration file to the kernel dir
> > * make menuconfig (answer Y's/N's/M's) Normally keep return key
> > pressed for default answers
> > * then do the actual kernel compilation
> > Now, I know that this is not a clean way to do the kernel compilation
> > (although it has worked for me for thousands of times that I have
> > compiled and successfully booted up with the kernel - without any
> > issues
> > - whatsoever !)
> > But this time , I am bent upon coming up with a configuration
> > specifically targeted to my machine. What is the best way to do this ?
> Although I am not professional in this, I would suggest to read Linux
> Kernel in a Nutshell by Greg Kroah-Hartman which is available online
> at http://www.kroah.com/lkn/ . Specifically, Chapter 8 provides good
> details about custom configurations.
> Hope this helps.
> > Also, while creating a initrd image
> > # mkinitrd /boot/initramfs.img 3.8.0-rc3+ -f
> > ERROR: modinfo: could not find module ipt_MASQUERADE
> > ERROR: modinfo: could not find module iptable_nat
> > ERROR: modinfo: could not find module nf_nat
> > ERROR: modinfo: could not find module snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi
> > ERROR: modinfo: could not find module joydev
> > I got the above errors - I know how to resolve these errors , but want
> > to understand why in the first place mkinitrd should complain in the
> > first place ??
> > Thanks list for help for all these years.
> > -- Shraddha
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> Leonid V. Fedorenchik
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