"In December 2000, after four years of using Linux, compiling
and installing kernels became a waste of my time. I chose to write
my own kernel installation and setup script called Install Kernel,
because no other scripts existed at the time, and I needed
something that would install the Linux kernel and automatically
setup my bootloader configuration file with no user intervention.
Install Kernel interfaces with the Linux operating system by moving
and editing files.
"When not using ik, the majority of time consumed when updating
a kernel mainly consists of moving files around and setting up
configuration files. The ik script has three basic parts:
dependency checks, compiling the kernel and moving the files to
their proper locations, and editing boot loader configuration
files. Install Kernel aims to help people who are either new to
installing the kernel or people who choose to use their time