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Hi, I have a redhat 9 with kernels 2.4.20 and 2.6.0 If i copy the config-2.4.20-8 file to /usr/src/linux2.4/.config and run a make config make dep make bzImage make modules ...
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    Hi,

    I have a redhat 9 with kernels 2.4.20 and 2.6.0
    If i copy the config-2.4.20-8 file to /usr/src/linux2.4/.config
    and run a
    make config
    make dep
    make bzImage
    make modules
    make modules_install

    Will this overwrite my /lib/modules/2.4.20-8 directory all over again, since it already exists. is it ok if I perform the above steps again, will it overwrite any previous 2.4 settings?

    Thanks,
    Nik

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    im not sure why u want to run make config when u jsut copied a (supposedly) good config file across? i guess it doesn thurt to double check.

    this will overwrite any modules that already exist but i dont htink it will delete any that do not get replaced (eg. 3rd party graphics drivers taht did NOT come with the kernel)

    also unless u plan on replacing ur kernel (not jsu thte modules) u don tneed to do make bzImage

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    No it should create a directory for the modules for each kernel eg.

    /lib/modules/2.4.20-8
    /lib/modules/2.6.0

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