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This is a summary I've used before of my own creation.
I've added some snippets from the above posts. Please post
additions, subtractions, thoughts, improvements. Thanks.
Download the latest kernel sources from ftp.kernel.org, or a mirror.
I do the next step in /tmp -
gunzip and tar -zxvf it, if you got the tar.gz
rename your old source tree untar new tree
make sure the symbolic link of /usr/src/linux
points to new kernel that you just untarred
ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.2.NEW /usr/src/linux
(where /usr/src/linux-2.2.NEW is the new kernel directory)
This will leave the old stuff as a backup and out of your
way and now the directory of /usr/src/linux points to the
These next two symbolic links are necessary (or at least I was told this from the newsgroups - a long time ago - seems better to do this than not and err on the side of caution. If we don't need them anymore, someone please tell for sure - thanks).
ln -sf /usr/src/linux/include/linux /usr/include/linux
(this creates symbolic links to current installed libraries from new kernel src)
ln -sf /usr/src/linux/include/asm /usr/include/asm
(this create symbolic links to current installed libraries from new kernel src)
And if you have SCSI drives do this to link to the new scsi source.
ln -sf /usr/src/linux/include/scsi /usr/include/scsi
Now use the following to commands to setup and compile your new kernel and modules.
make menuconfig or xconfig or oldconfig
Copy and rename kernel to boot directory
The newly compiled kernel is called "bzImage"
and will be located in:
Better be more precise here, especially if you have more
than one kernel in your /boot directory. If you had vmlinuz
as a symbolic link to your old kernel, then
"rm -rf vmlinuz".
Now copy or move over the new kernel and rename it
vmlinuz-2.2.-x. Then "ln -s vmlinuz-2.2.x vmlinuz"
will set you straight with using the new kernel.
Just make sure that you are pointing to the right kernel
in your first lilo boot block stanza.
Run "zlilo" to set the new kernel
Or just run /sbin/lilo.
Other symbolic links to change afterwards:
The new system Map found in: /usr/src/linux
Best to "rm -rf System.map" in your /boot directory, then
move over the new System.map from the source tree
(/usr/src/linux) to the /boot directory. Once it is
there, "mv System.map System.map-2.2.x" and then
"ln -s System.map-2.2.x System.map". It may seem anal
to use symbolic links but this avoids the possibility of
nuking the real file rather than the link. That should do
it. Reboot and see if things look OK.
Advice provided by:
and others at linux.sources.kernel