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Configuring and compiling a Kernel "the old way"/KISS way..

Posted 02-14-2019 at 02:03 PM by zeebra
Updated 02-14-2019 at 02:11 PM by zeebra (style)

Ok, so the previous entry became long and complex. So here is a KISS version of the post:

How to configure and compile a Kernel the easy, generic way. Core procedure.

1. Download Kernel --> /usr/src

1# cd /usr/src
2# tar -xvf linux(x).tar.xz
3# cd linux(x)
4# make clean && make mrproper
(#(cp ../config ./.config)
6# make menuconfig
7# make -j3
8# make modules && make modules_install
9# make install
3. Reconfigure bootloader

4. Reboot into new Kernel && test/verify

Anyone and everyone can configure and compile a Kernel.
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    Hint. Many distroes is missing the appropriate c-devel packages, including ncurses (menuconfig) and some devel-libs to be able to do this. You have to work out the quirks for your distro.. Even things like GCC and make..
    Posted 10-04-2020 at 06:27 AM by zeebra zeebra is offline


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