gets hooked by make install, this script copies the kernel, system map and .config to /boot
controls the kernel build and optional transfer to remote host as normal user
controls local make install as superuser
a cleanup script to remove old kernels and their modules, use with extreme care


This script is called during execution of the make install step to write the kernel image and copy the and .config to the /boot directory. The installkernel script provided here works for both 2.4 and 2.6 series kernel builds.

make install looks for this script in two locations:

building a kernel

I would suggest that people who compile new kernels should:

- NOT do so in /usr/src. Leave whatever kernel (probably only the header 
  files) that the distribution came with there, but don't touch it. 

- compile the kernel in their own home directory, as their very own 
  selves. No need to be root to compile the kernel. You need to be root 
  to _install_ the kernel, but that's different.

where's the rest?

Taken out for review, but don't hold your breath...