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Notes and resources on compiling the Linux kernel.

See also UpgradingTheKernel.

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A typical approach to recompiling the Linux kernel (from a 23 Jun 2002 posting to expert@linux-mandrakePLEASENOSPAM.com by jerry (dingding66@attbiPLEASENOSPAM.com):

  1. Rename the kernel tree (/usr/srs/linux) so it doesn't get overwritten (maybe /usr/src/lin).
  2. Obtain the new kernel source (maybe using urpmi).
  3. make mrproper
  4. make xconfig (and pick which modules you need?)
  5. make dep
  6. make clean
  7. make bzImage
  8. make modules
  9. make modules install
  10. copy bzImage from /usr/src/linux/arch/... to /boot (haven't used make bzlilo yet.. does it work? work better?)
  11. lilo conf

Note: There are other useful tidbits in the thread this came from -- see Re: question recompiling kernel; ai4a; 06/23/2002 -- review and consider adding more tidbits here.

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Recommended for Specific Needs

  • (rhk) Linux: Live Kernel Upgrades; submitted by jeremy to www.kerneltrap.org; June 22, 2002 -- an email exchange about the difficulties of doing this (I haven't read the emails, but it appears no one is doing this because of the difficulties).

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