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[ale] Sound Config - Kernel Compile - Boot Disk Question



You could do that, yes.

...but what I usually do is this:

make menuconfig (...or make config or make xconfig, doesn't matter)
make dep 	(required)
make clean	(required)
make zdisk

Make zdisk will compile the kernel into /usr/src/linux, compress it into
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot and copy it to /dev/fd0.  After I boot it
from the floppy and make sure I like it, then I do this:

cd /
mv vmlinuz oldkernels/vmlinuz.YYYYMMDDhhmm
mv /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage /vmlinuz
lilo	<<======DON'T SKIP THIS STEP UNLESS YOU ARE NOT USING LILO
reboot

I also have lilo configured with two boots, one boots /vmlinuz, the other
boots /zImage, and this is for testing since the addition of a zip drive
required me to specify kernel parameters to get the zip and printer both
working at the same time.

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On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Strickland, Thomas L. wrote:

> Forgive my newness, but such is my condition.
> 
> Two days into my Linux life.  Caldera OpenLinux happily installed and
> running.  KDE looking lovely.  Here is my question:
> 
> As it sits right now, I have no sound.  When I get home today, I plan to
> "make xconfig" to make Linux recognize my Ensoniq Soundscape card.  Since
> this is going to result in a recompilation of my kernel, what is the best
> way to update the kernel on my bootdisk?  Do I simply do this:
> 
> dd if=KERNEL of=/dev/fd0 obs=1k
> 
> Or what?
> 
> Thomas L. Strickland  *
> Solution Center - x. 6858
> 
>