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On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
> Michael Hampicke wrote:
>> I don't understand why people always say that they hate genkernel
>> because they like to build the kernel on their own. You still can do
>> this with genkernel. I've been doing it for years.
> I tried genkernel and it was a miserable failure for me. So, for me, I
> have no desire to use it. I have also read where others have the same
> experience so it is not just me. It may work fine for some but for
> others it does not.
> I plan to keep making mine the manual way. You can keep using genkernel
> if you want.
> BTW, mine is like this:
> copy old config
> make oldconfig
> make all && make modules_install
> copy kernel to /boot
> That to me seems a LOT easier and it also works very well for me.
> :-) :-)
Until you add in the work of doing the initrd for each new kernel. I
think that's Michael's point.
I agree with you Dale. I do it the same way as you, except if I build
an initrd I've done it completely by hand, building the whole
directory structure, etc, then building it into the binary. That's a
lot of work. Today we have two tools I know of, genkernel & dracut,
that are represented as doing this work for us. I'm interested in what
genkernel did wrong for you, as well as how to use both tools