GPL and kernel .config file

Peter McNabb peter at
Wed Jun 27 08:51:15 MDT 2007

On Jun 26, 2007, at 5:01 PM, Stephen Ward wrote:

>> What's wrong with sending him off a copy of the file?
> I'm not at all concerned about withholding information from him.  The
> problem for me is that the LiveCD he got from us was a re-mastered  
> System
> Rescue CD from 2004 and I don't know how to get a copy of  
> the .config file
> that was used on that SysRescCD.
> On newer systems, I see that a copy of the config file resides in
> /proc/config.gz of a running system.  I don't see anything like  
> that on this
> CD, though.  Running uname tells me: 2.4.26-fd35.
> I suppose I could look to see if System Rescue CD is still making  
> their
> config file available (though it's been just over 3 years,  
> apparently, since
> that kernel was built).  Does anyone have any other ideas/suggestions?

find /path/to/mounted/cd -name "config*" | less

On some systems, the config file is also written to a file in /boot  
whose name starts with "config" (like "config-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5").  
This may or may not be lingering somewhere on the cd/image.


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