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Not necessary with most modern UNIX systems, except when you:
- add or remove a type of hardware, or
- add/remove some subsystems (e.g., NFS, ISO9660, SLIP/PPP)
- Make sure you understand the hardware on your system (e.g., disc/tape drives, network interface, mice)
- Create/edit the configuration file in the conf directory (usually /sys/conf or /usr/sys/conf).
- Run config in conf directory.
- Use make depend and make kernel-name to create the new kernel.
- Rename the old kernel and copy the new one into / to test it out. If it fails, reboot with the old kernel.
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