How to Install Kernel 5.11 from Source on Pop_OS!

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

GNU/Linux Pop_OS! 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 Pop_OS! LTS GNU/Linux.

Especially relevant: this Pop_OS! 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 Pop_OS! GNU/Linux Tutorial.

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

    Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Hit Win/Cmd to Show Bar.
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

     - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
    Or Right-Click on Desktop or Folder and Choose “Open in Terminal”:
     - Menu Open in Terminal
    First, Upgrade Pop_OS! 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 Pop_OS! GNU/Linux

    Command Line Pop_OS! Linux QuickStart Guide
    Reboot:
    sudo reboot now
    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:

    mkdir ~/kernel

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