How to Install Kernel 5.15 from Source on Pop!_OS

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

GNU/Linux Pop!_OS 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 Pop!_OS LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

And this Pop!_OS Kernel 5.15 Setup make use of the latest Linux Kernel Source Code.

Especially relevant: you may instead see the Easier Pop!_OS 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 Pop!_OS GNU/Linux Tutorial.

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  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, possibly Upgrade your 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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