[SATLUG] kernel compiling
Daniel J. Givens
daniel at rugmonster.org
Sun Dec 30 12:05:55 CST 2007
Chris Lemire wrote:
> Are these directions correct? They do not say anything about "make modules."
Since those are directions are for Ubuntu, I will assume you are looking
to build a custom kernel for Ubuntu or some other Debian-based distro.
If this is not the case, then download the source from kernel.org and
read the file README at the top of the source archive.
Note that those directions don't say anything about "make" at all. The
Debian tool make-kpkg handles the building of the kernel and modules and
packaging them into a .deb for you. If you need the kernel headers
installed (3rd party module installation such as Nvidia, ATi, VMWare,
etc), then you can install that package as well using dpkg.
More current information is available here...
...and in the make-kpkg manpage.
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