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This is more of an annoyance than a real problem, but everytime I recompile my kernel with a new feature or module and run sudo make modules-install it installs it ...
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    Linux kernel recompile


    This is more of an annoyance than a real problem, but everytime I recompile my kernel with a new feature or module and run

    sudo make modules-install

    it installs it fine, but removes all of my previous modules I have installed in /lib/modules (sound, video, net, etc). Is there a way to set it to overwrite modules it's currently installing and leave the other alone? Thanks!

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    User modules blown away

    After checking the Makefile for "make modules_install", I see it by default,
    blows away the /lib/modules/[version]/kernel folder and copies back the newly compiled stuff.

    With my vmware install, it creates a folder /lib/modules/[version]/misc folder and sticks its modules in there. Try that ? (Don't forget to type depmod afterwards)

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