I'm trying to recompile my kernel to add SLIP and PPP support for using
diald. That seems simple enough, but leave it to me to make an easy thing
1. What determines the defaults for make xconfig (and presumably make
config)? Are they taken from the current configuration of the kernel? I want
to make sure that the new kernel will support the hardware I configured it
for when I installed it originally.
2. What is the functional difference between choosing kernel support
(selecting 'y' at an option) and choosing module support (choosing 'm' at an
3. Is a module a device driver, a shared library, or what?
4. I tried makeing a kernel, but it ended up being too big (msg. = System is
698kB. System is too big. Try using bzImage or modules. I assume that
choosing 'm' for more configuration options, I would be better off. However,
it seemed that I took as many out as I put in. Any suggestions?
The instructions I read only said to take the defaults for all options
except that to insure that SLIP and PPP support was included. I'm just
afraid that I'll loose support for hardare I have support for now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.