Kerenl Compiling In Ubuntu
  • Update package database:
apt-get update
  • Install all needed packages
apt-get install kernel-package libncurses5-dev fakeroot wget bzip2
  • Download kernel image (take 2.6.20 as an example)
cd /usr/src
tar xjf linux-2.6.20.tar.bz2
ln -s linux-2.6.20 linux
cd /usr/src/linux
  • Configure (copy the current setting as a base)
cp /boot/config-`uname -r` ./.config
make menuconfig
  • Build (replace the custom as whatever you want)
make-kpkg clean
fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-custom kernel_image kernel_headers
  • Install
dpkg -i linux-image-linux-2.6.20-custom_linux-2.6.20-custom-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
dpkg -i linux-headers-linux-2.6.20-custom_linux-2.6.20-custom-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
  • Restart (Choose the kernel in GRUB menu by pressing Esc when booting)
shutdown -r now
  • Uninstall (in case of bad luck, need booting with any other kernel)
rm linux-image-linux-2.6.20-custom_linux-2.6.20-custom-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
rm linux-headers-linux-2.6.20-custom_linux-2.6.20-custom-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
apt-get --purge remove linux-image-2.6.20-custom
apt-get --purge remove linux-headers-2.6.20-custom
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