On Tuesday 23 December 2003 21:31, Rowdy wrote:
> Greetings,
> My attempts to compile a (5.1-RELEASE) kernel on a very old PC take
> around 5 hours (of compile time), while a much faster machine sits by
> idle.  It would be great to be able to compile the kernel on the faster
> machine and transfer it to the older machine.
> Would I be correct in thinking that the simplest way to do this would be
> to execute the compile AND the install on the fast PC, then copy the
> /boot/kernel directory from the fast PC to the old PC?  I realise I
> would need to rename /boot/kernel.old back to /boot/kernel on the fast
> PC so it would boot again.
> Or is there a better way without disrupting /boot on the fast PC?

Set the DESTDIR environment variable to the directory where the new kernel 
should go into.

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