HowtoForge: How To Compile A Kernel–Debian Etch

[ Thanks to Falko
for this link. ]

“Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom
kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel
on a Debian Etch system. It describes how to build a custom kernel
using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org
(vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels
supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the
kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

“I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for


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