LFS 6.1 LiveCD, Chapter 8.3

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Wed Nov 30 14:22:46 PST 2005

Micheal E Cooper wrote:
> This is my first time doing LFS, and I am just following the plain vanilla
> default, no-modifications route. In 8.3, the book suggests:
> "Because of the complications with Hotplug, Udev, and modules, we strongly
> recommend starting with a completely non-modular kernel configuration,
> especially if this is the first time using Udev."
> I would like to follow that advice, so in 8.2, I included the line:
> "usbfs        /proc/bus/usb usbfs   devgid=14,devmode=0660 0 0 "
> in /etc/fstab, and the USB support is already set to be included in the
> default settings of the menu-driven kernel config.
> Are the defaults in the `make menuconfig` stage (the kernel configuration
> menu) OK or do I have to modify something to make this a "completely
> non-modular kernel configuration"?
> For example, "Loadable module support" is listed as "built-in." Is leaving
> it that way okay?

Modules generally work fine automatically, at least for the ones 
included with the kernel. You can go ahead and keep module support enabled.

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