A while ago, I started installing Gentoo on my Xubuntu box, using a chroot from Xubuntu, following these guides: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Gentoo-Linux-from-Ubuntu

I decided to bootstrap my Gentoo install following instructions outlined in the Gentoo FAQ, and after some minor difficulties, I managed to succeed.

Now, I'm trying to compile myself a kernel for my gentoo install, and I'm trying to go small, speedy, and minimal. I only want it to select the appropriate driver modules for the devices I have installed, but I don't know if I'll be able to get it to select those modules from the confines of a chroot.

Is there a way I could generate a kernel module list in Ubuntu, then do the kernel compiling on Gentoo so it's done with my bootstrapped toolchain?


Copy one of /proc/config, /proc/config.gz, /boot/config-$(uname -r) from your ubuntu installation as .config inside the /usr/src/linux/. Then make oldconfig, and continue as usual.


Please Follow the Kernel Installation Chapter in the Wiki, and build the Kernel inside the chroot. Doing otherwise will prevent the system from booting when finished. If you aren't comfortable building a kernel manually, please follow the Alternative: Using genkernel in Section 3 of said Wiki

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