I’d just like to publish this small kernel compilation HOWTO’s that I once wrote and used by myself each time compiling a new kernel.
They are just quick and dirty HOWTO’s that cover the commands used to compile a kernel, nothing more than that. But I’m sure someone might find them useful.
Kernel compiling is easy! Don’t be afraid of it. Just be careful when configuring your bootloader, e.g. LILO – first think and then act, especially if you’re compiling a new kernel on a remote host where you haven’t got any physical access.
This HOWTO covers kernel compilation in «the Debian way»
a pure vanilla stock kernel compilation HOWTO
If you wish further information about kernel compilation under Debian, consult this wonderful tutorial:
again, to make it short, really really short, here’s what to do under Debian:
$ cd /usr/src
$ dpkg -i kernel-source-2.4.xx_2.4.xx_all.deb
$ tar -jxf kernel-source-2.4.xx.tar.bz2
$ ln -s kernel-source-2.4.xx linux
$ cd linux
$ make menuconfig
$ make-kpkg clean kernel_image
$ cd ..
$ dpkg -i kernel-image-2.4.xx_10.00.Custom_i386.deb
Good luck and happy compiling!