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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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15. Building a Linux Kernel

Once you have installed Ubuntu Linux, you may want to reconfigure and build a new Linux kernel. Ubuntu Linux comes with a prebuilt kernel that simplifies the installation process. However, this kernel may not be properly configured for all system features. By configuring and building a new kernel, you can create one that is customized for a system and its unique needs. A customized kernel is typically smaller than a generic one.

Sometimes you do not need to build a new kernel. Instead, you ...

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