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Compile the mainline Linux kernel for Ubuntu

Mar 27, 2012, 21:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Van Der Does)

[ Thanks to Peter for this link. ]

"Introduction: I?ll be using git to get the latest kernel version. This is my favorite way to get the sources and it is in my opinion the fastest way to make changes later on when you want to update your own kernel to the latest version. I suggest adding my Launchpad repository to your system. The repository holds the latest version of git and is usually updated within a day of a new release of git, follow the instructions on the page Git Packages for Ubuntu to add my repository.

"Architecture: I am compiling the amd64 which basically is the version used for all 64 bit versions, if you want to compile for i386 you need replace amd64 for i386 throughout this article.

"Flavor:I choose the name i7 as the flavor name as I?ll be building a kernel geared towards my laptop which has a i7 processor. Besides the change of processor type in the configuration I also have some other changes but that?s beyond this article."

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