System: How to compile a new kernel(last edit: 2001-09-10)
Make sure your logged on as root. Got to the '/usr/src/sys/i386/conf' directory. The file
GENERIC and LINT live in this directory. Copy the GENERIC file to a new file with the name
capitaliesed e.g. MYKERNEL. Now open the MYKERNEL file in a texteditor and change it to
match your configuration. See the LINT file for explanations and/or the files
When you're done edditing the MYKERNEL file, type the following:
"/usr/sbin/config MYKERNEL" or if you have your paths configured just type
Go to the directory '/usr/src/sys/compile/MYKERNEL' and type 'make depend'.
When 'make depend' finishes type 'make'
when that one finished type 'make install'.
'Make install' will copy the '/kernel' file to '/kernel.old' and wil replace
the '/kernel' file with the new kernel.
Nowadays this is considered to be the "old" way. But it still works fine for me.
Anyway, reboot and see if the new kernel works
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