Step-by-step – Build Kernel GNU/Linux Lite Guide

January 4, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Lite Build New Kernel from Source Code Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Build and Install a New Custom Kernel from Source Code in Lite 16.04/18.04/20.04 LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

Especially relevant: this Lite Kernel Setup make use of the latest Linux Kernel Source Code.

Again this tutorial make it the Easy Way and so is intended especially for Beginners.

Possibly, a very good Alternative for Desktops is represented by the ready-made XanMod and Liquorix Kernel Setup.

Important to know how this Setup does Not change your existing System and so in any case you will be able to startup with the current Kernel from the GRUB Splash Screen.

For further advanced Kernel Configuration instructions you may see the Linux Kernel Documentation.

Finally, for a Non Bootable System before see How to chroot on Lite GNU/Linux Tutorial.

Step-by-step – Build Kernel GNU/Linux Lite Guide
  1. 1. Installing Requirements

    Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Open Terminal
    First, Upgrade Lite System with:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.

    How-to Quick-Start with Command Line on Lite GNU/Linux

    Command Line Linux Lite QuickStart Guide
    Reboot:
    sudo reboot
    And then play:
    sudo apt install build-essential libncurses5-dev fakeroot xz-utils libelf-dev
  2. 2. Making Target Directory

    Now make the Target Folder
    With:

    sudo mkdir ~/kernel

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