Monday, November 2, 2009

Compiling Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Kernel

If you want to compile an Ubuntu linux kernel don't:
  • use make-kpg
  • use make menuconfig
To get the kernel source issue:
apt-get source linux-source

It will download a TAR archive into your working directory. Untar the archive and cd into the directory with the kernel source.

Re/Configure the kernel by issuing:

debian.master/scripts/misc/kernelconfig editconfig

It will ask you to reconfigure all kernel flavours in turn. Reconfigure the flavour you want to alter, not changing the others.

In order to build your kernel (the generic flavour) issue:

CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=2 AUTOBUILD=1 NOEXTRAS=1 skipabi=true skipmodule=true debian/rules binary-generic

After a while you should see deb packages in the parent directory.

If you want to come up with your flavour take a look at:

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