Originally Posted by halturata
What are these privileges aside of being able to execute 'make'? Write permissions to particular folders (e.g. /usr/src/linux)? Execute permissions for specific commands? Anyway are there any commands which can be run only with root (concerning the kernel rebuild)?
*Read the kernel sources, that is a must.
*Write to the file system where the compilation takes place
*Write to the directories involved
There are more I'm not thinking of right off my head. The terminal will say if it can't do something.
There are no command which inherently can only be run as root, they can only be run as root if they are configured to only be run as root but root can allow the user to use them. If you are not administrator, it depends on how cool your administrator is.