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    Compiling for i586, can I lose these non-Intel sub-dirs?


    I may have a large hard disk but I see with kernel-source installed there's a whole slew of sub-dirs - \ppc \sparc \itanium \arm etc. - which are non-pentium related and do take up a fair space, so can I delete them?

    I see from faqs that a processor choice comes up after 'make menuconfig' is invoked but it seems logical that if a pentium flavour is chosen then subsequent coding ignores anything non-pentium, right?

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    Try it ;)

    I think you could since in previous versions of the source code, the code was mixed for all architechtures (conditional compiling with #ifdef) and now theorically is splited in sub-directories.

    But if you have enough disk space my advice is: don't touch it.

    Best regards!

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    >>my advice is: don't touch it.

    yeah I know I might just run DriveImage for a backup and try it.

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