How to Install Kernel 5.11 from Source on Kali Linux

January 15, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Kali Building Kernel 5.11 from Source Code Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Build and Install a New Custom Kernel 5.11 from Source Code in Kali GNU/Linux Desktop.

Especially relevant: this Kali Linux Kernel 5.11 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.

Eventually, a very good Alternative 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 Kali GNU/Linux Tutorial.

How to Install Kernel 5.11 from Source on Kali Linux
  1. 1. Installing Requirements

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

     - Open Terminal
    And Update Kali Apt Repository:
    sudo apt update
    Then play:
    sudo apt install build-essential libncurses5-dev fakeroot xz-utils libelf-dev
    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 Kali GNU/Linux

    Command Line Kali Linux QuickStart Guide
  2. 2. Making Target Directory

    Now make the Target Folder
    With:

    mkdir ~/kernel

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