compiling same kernel with 2 different bootable images

I am doing kernel programming by making changes to kernel. what my problem is that how can i keep same linux kernel 2.4.24 with 2 copies. one is working on Fedora core 1 and another  is modified version. what problem i face is that if i compile either one its /lib/modules/2.4.24 will get overwritten and each time i have to compile the kernel which i want to work on? is there any way to solve this issue?

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

That's actually not too difficult. You need to adjust the kernel Makefile to append something unique to the kernel ID for one of your builds. That will result in the kernel image having a name like vmlinuz-2.4.24-something and the corresponding /lib/modules dir. You'll also need to create an initrd image for that kernel and add a stanza to the boot loader config so you can boot either.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial

   What jlevie mentioned is
EXTRAVERSION = version1 (or version2)

   After compilation, you will see the following 2 directories:

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.