Do you also do the same thing every time a new kernel ends up in your /usr/portage? Here’s a Ruby script that does all required steps automatically for you:
- The kernel symlink gets updated to point to the latest kernel in /usr/src/.
- An existing .config file gets copied from the previously used kernel.
- genkernel is used to compile the new kernel.
- The kernel gets installed on your /boot partition.
- /boot/grub/grub.conf gets updated (please check manually before booting) to use the new kernel.
- Optionally you may specify a splash image to use and kernel modules that get automatically emerged.
Here’s an example configuration file /etc/update-kernel.conf:
# your boot partition in grub syntax $boot_partition = "(hd0,0)" # your root partition in /etc/fstab syntax $root_partition = "/dev/hda3" # the splash image you want to use (optional) $splash_theme = "emergence" # additional parameters to pass to genkernel (optional) #$genkernel_parameters = "--menuconfig" # additional kernel parameters to put into grub.conf (optional) $kernel_parameters = "vga=0x317 ramdisk=8192" # kernel modules to emerge after a kernel update (optional, # known to work with alsa and nvidia) $modules = "alsa-driver nvidia-drivers"
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