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I am very new to this whole installation thingy,a super dumb question

I was assuming that once I have the Linux 3.x version folder after extraction from the kernel source, I can move around with the PC and do not have to keep it online when the make command is doing the magic.

So the question is when I am compiling a kernel source 1) Does the compilation process gather data from the internet? 2) Should I be connected to the internet all the time when the kernel is being compiled?

I am On ubuntu 12.0 and compiling linux 3.2.0. Please clarify

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can someone please help me on this, would be much help if this dumb question is answered :/ –  rao Oct 24 '13 at 22:45

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