"I’ll be using git to get the latest kernel
version. As I have described in previous articles, 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 am compiling the i386 version, if
you want to compile for amd64 you need replace i386 for amd64
throughout this article.
"I suggest adding my Launchpad repository to get the latest
version of git, follow the instructions of the article Updated git
packages for Ubuntu Jaunty to add my repository."