I want to enable kernel crash dumps for my Debian 5.0.7 machine. The kernel version is 2.2.26 amd64.
How can I configure this?
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Go to your kernel source (E.g. cd /usr/src/linux/ ) and configure the options for the next kernel (make menuconfig). Go to "Processor type and features". Enable "kernel crash dumps". (CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP=y)
Build new kernel, install.