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I am in the middle of compiling a new linux kernel targeted at my Acer Aspire One Laptop with an Intel Atom processor.

I'm just playing as a self teach exercise.

So far, I have made my new config, using my original config as a reference and have saved my new config as ".config" in the Linux Kernel Source Code directory.

(I have also backed up my new config for future playing).

Still in this directory, I am compiling the kernel as we speak using the command :

"fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd kernel-image kernel-headers"

My question is this. Is the new kernel definately being compiled against my newly created .config file, or am I meant to specify this in the command ?

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Well I've compiled the kernel and installed it, so at least I have learned something :-) –  hatterman Mar 19 '14 at 19:21

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