How to Install Kernel 5.15 from Source on Linux Mint 20

September 29, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Mint 20 Building Kernel 5.15 from Source Code Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Build and Install a New Custom Kernel 5.15 from Source Code in GNU/Linux Mint 20.x Ulyana/Ulyssa/Uma LTS Desktop.

And this Linux Mint 20 Kernel 5.15 Setup make use of the latest Linux Kernel Source Code.

Especially relevant: you may instead see the Easier Kernel Update by the Mainline Kernel Installation GUI.

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

Possibly, 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 Mint GNU/Linux Tutorial.

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  1. 1. Installing Requirements

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

     - Open Terminal
    First, possibly Upgrade your Mint 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 Mint GNU/Linux

    Command Line Mint 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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