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Re: How do I recompile the kernel?


I have attached a mail by Ben Gertzfield below. The original question was
about kernel modules but the 'kernel-package' handles all the things
related to building a custom kernel, not only the modules.

This is the way I built my kernel and it worked very well. The
'kernel-package' can be found from the misc section.  After you have
made your new custom kernel you can install it with 'dpkg -i 

Start of quote:

  >>>>> "Will" == Will Lowe <lowe@eecis.udel.edu> writes:

      Will> This might be going to the wrong list, but I don't think I
      Will> subscribe to debian-devel.  Maybe it actually goes to the
      Will> linux kernel people.  Anyway:

      Will> Shouldn't <make modules_install> 1) automatically purge the
      Will> /lib/modules/* tree before installing?  2) update
      Will> /etc/modules and conf.modules?

  If you use the 'kernel-package' Debian package, things will work
  exactly this way.

  You just run make menuconfig/config/xconfig/whatever, and then run:

  make-kpkg --revision whatever.1.0 kernel_image

  (you can replace 'whatever' with whatever ;)

  and voila! you'll have a new .deb package of your kernel and modules
  and other assorted goodies in /usr/src. :)

End of quote:

// Heikki
Heikki Vatiainen                  * hessu@cs.tut.fi
Tampere University of Technology  * Tampere, Finland

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