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Clean Up After Compiling Kernel

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hopefully this will be my last question on this New Kernel issue.

can I just move the bzImage to the boot file, and delete everything else, or do I need to keep it all?

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You may need your kernel souce installed to build some packages, the nvidia module for one(I think, or it may just look for the .config file).

If you really just want to save space and get delete your kernel source, at least save your .config file. That way you can use that config for any fute builds you may need to do.

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I lucked out with the Nvidia drivers, they were pre-configured in the kernels .config file, which is now a bzimage. I don't foresee do any more kernel configuations in the future.

one of the steps was to run

sudo make install

and it installed the vmlinuz, .config, and system.map for 2.6.16 all into /boot

The only thing that isn't in /boot is the bzImage (kernel image) itself.

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I think when you run the command make install, it copys the file bzImage and renames it to vmlinuz. vmlinuz is your kenel image. I think it is just tradition to rename it to that.

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i'm not sure, I know if I run vmlinuz, it kernel panics on me, but if I run the bzImage it works.

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