How to Install Kernel 5.11 from Source on openSUSE

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

GNU/Linux openSUSE 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 openSUSE 42.x-Leap/15.x-Leap/Tumbleweed GNU/Linux Desktop.

Especially relevant: this openSUSE Linux Kernel 5.11 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 openSUSE GNU/Linux Tutorial.

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

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

    Build Kernel openSUSE Linux Guide - Open Terminal
    First, Upgrade your System:
    sudo zypper ref && sudo zypper update
    And Reboot:
    sudo reboot
    Then play:
    sudo zypper in -t pattern devel_basis
    And again:
    sudo zypper in bc openssl openssl-devel dwarves rpm-build libelf-devel elfutils-libelf-devel
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
    In case you are prompted confirm the setup with “1”.
  2. 2. Making Target Directory

    Now make the Target Folder
    With:

    sudo mkdir ~/kernel

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