I copied myconfig file, into /tmp/build/.config

And, make O=/tmp/build/ vmlinux.

And it keeps asking me to config again.

I tried to make O=/tmp/build menuconfig, and load the myconfig.

Still, before compiling proceeds, the /tmp/build/.config was altered.

I just want to compile the Linux kernel with the specific .config file.

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    Your .config is from an older kernel, and kernel want you to set the new config lines, which are missing from yours. Do make menuconfig Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 7:08

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You need to copy your existing kernel config file before compiling:

cp /boot/config-$(uname -r) .config

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