I am trying to improve the use of resources on my computer and I learned that a custom kernel -or- recompiling my kernel would do this. So I checked out some online guides for recompiling my kernel and it ended up not booting anymore so I reinstalled.
Here is the guide I used:
I looked at this guide but it appears to be for SuSE 10.1 (I'm using openSUSE 11.3)
Here is what I would like to know:
1) How do I back up my current kernel so if something goes wrong, I can use the old one?
2) How do I recompile my kernel without breaking it?
I am using the following 2 guides now to try this again:
I have done all of the 'prep work' shown in the 1st link and after getting partially into the the instructions on the second link, I noticed this message:
"Important: It is assumed proprietary ATi or Nvidia drivers are not installed. If you have such drivers installed and boot into your new kernel, X will crash!"
So I stopped at that point and googled how to recompile my kernel with the Nvidia driver and cannot find anything.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
openSUSE 64bit on Lenovo W510 w/Nvidia
linux-9b2s:/usr/src/linux # cd /usr/src/linux
linux-9b2s:/usr/src/linux # make mrproper
CLEAN include/config include/generated
CLEAN .config .config.old include/linux/version.h
linux-9b2s:/usr/src/linux # make cloneconfig > /dev/null 2>&1
linux-9b2s:/usr/src/linux # make modules_prepare
scripts/kconfig/conf -s arch/x86/Kconfig
linux-9b2s:/usr/src/linux # make clean