Step-by-step – Build Kernel Mageia Easy Guide

January 12, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Mageia Build Kernel from Source Code Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Download, Build and Install a Custom New Vanilla Kernel from Source Code on Mageia GNU/Linux Desktop.

Especially relevant: this Mageia Kernel Setup make use of the original Linux Kernel Source Code.

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

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 Mageia GNU/Linux Tutorial.

Step-by-step – Build Kernel Mageia Easy Guide
  1. 1. Installing Requirements

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

    Build Kernel Mageia Linux Guide - Open Terminal
    First, Upgrade your System:
    sudo dnf update && sudo dnf upgrade
    And Reboot:
    sudo reboot
    Then play:
    sudo urpmi rpm-build

    Mageia Urpmi Package Manager Initial Setup

    Urpmi Mageia Quick-Start Guide
    And again:
    sudo dnf in openssl openssl-devel dwarves rpm-build libelf-devel elfutils-libelf-devel ncurses
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  2. 2. Making Target Directory

    Now make the Target Folder

    sudo mkdir ~/kernel

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