When installing Slackware 2.3, I'm prompted to select which kernel I'd like
to install from the 'Q' series (ie: bare, idecd1,idecd2,idenet, aztech,
etc.). If I chose to install all of them by entering 'Y', would I be
creating one big kernel with support for all of the devices listed in these
selections (ie: if I said yes to idecd1,idecd2,idenet, aztech, etc.) or would
I simply be making a copy of each of these kernels & their source to my
machine (basically, seperate files that reside on my system and basically do
nothing but take up space)?
Additionally, if I needed to ad support for a device that wasn't supported by
one of the kernels provided by Slackware, how would I go about including that
support into my kernel? For example, lets assume that I needed to use the
kernel X that only supports IDE devices. But also needed to add in support
for a SCSI tape. The kernel X doesn't support the SCSI device so I need to
add a driver to my kernel in order to support the SCSI tape. What would I
compile into my kernel? Is it a C program that would need to be added?
Finally, are there any FAQs on how to use loadable modules?