How to Compile Your Own Linux Kernel


Along with installing Gentoo, compiling your own Linux kernel is one of those things that’s considered very geeky and technical. We’ve already covered a few reasons why you might want to do this. Before we walk you through the steps, here’s a brief overview on some important concepts. What Is a Kernel? In short, it’s a vital part of your operating system, if not the most important. An operating system is responsible for letting your programs function, by allowing them access to your hardware. However, it’s the kernel which actually carries all these jobs out. The Linux kernel is special…

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