I have patched several kernels in the past with GRsec but have always been able to find the config under /boot. This is a OVH box but I can't find any config located anywhere.

Is there a way to get the config or how do I compile a kernel blind without a prebuilt config?

Linux astro.srv.com 3.14.32-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64 #9 SMP Thu Oct 20 14:53:52 CEST 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux

This is a Debian 8 machine.

2 Answers 2


You can download the .config file from here

wget ftp://ftp.ovh.net/made-in-ovh/bzImage/3.14.32/config-3.14.32-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64

I found out that you can do the following:

cp /proc/config.gz ~
gunzip config.gz
cp config ~/linux*/.config
  • 2
    Or more simply zcat /proc/config.gz >.config. The file /proc/config.gz doesn't exist everywhere, it requires a patch to the mainstream kernel. Dec 19, 2016 at 0:57

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .