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Old 07-19-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Manual kernel upgrade


Hello,

Looking for a way to manually build and install a new kernel. I'm using squeeze and want to learn the manual piece-by piece way instead of just using aptitude. I consider this an important hike up the learning curve. Using Google, I'm finding mostly aptitude methods or upgrading from 2.4 to 2.6. This will just be an upgrade from 2.6.28 to 2.6.30. Can someone please point me to a good solid tutorial.

Thanks Much,

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Old 07-19-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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I suppose you've wrestled your way through this thread? http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ompile-206992/

Personally I don't care much about installing scratch-build kernels from a self-made .deb package, this tut has guided me for a while now: http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ild-HOWTO.html Must be said that it needs to be apended that to build the initrd image, specify the -o flag.

Other tut's are:
http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/system/kernel-pkg.html
http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/notes/de...nel-build.html
Both deal with installing a kernel 'the Debian way', but I must say I never managed to get a kernel working this way...

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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Debian Linux Kernel Handbook - http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/
The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ - Debian and the kernel - http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-kernel.en.html
Debian User Forums • View topic - Kernel compile and install on Debian 5.0 for newbies - http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.p...kernel+compile
 
Old 07-20-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help guys. Looking forward to delving into it.

Cheers,

ab
 
Old 07-20-2009, 07:12 AM   #5
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I did this for the first time the other day, so know little about it. But there was no trouble.

Got kernel from http://www.kernel.org/ and the big thing was to use something like 'make oldconfig' at some point. That way you only have to answer configuration questions about about new stuff, such as ext4 perhaps, and the oldstuff is just as before. Turned it into a *.deb package.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 04:12 PM   #6
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Thanks lugoteehalt,

I remember learning about make-oldconfig, very handy.

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