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Building Your Own Linux Kernel, part 1

Sep 24, 2009, 22:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Kernel source comes in two varieties. First, you can get the source package from your distro. But building a Debian or Ubuntu kernel package is different from building a Redhat or Fedora package. You can find howtos online, but in this article I'll be talking about the second option: a mainline kernel.

"Kernel.org (Figure 1) is the official place to download the latest kernel releases. Start with the full source for the latest stable release (circled): it'll have a filename like linux-2.6.31.tar.bz2. Download it, unpack it, and cd into the directory it creates:

tar xvf linux-2.6.31.tar.bz2
cd linux-2.6.31

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