Chapter 16. 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 ...

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