The kernel in Ubuntu

Anyone reading this have experience with compiling the kernel in Ubuntu?

Useful links:

In the first URL, it explains one way to get the kernel source:

sudo apt-get install linux-source
mkdir ~/src
cd ~/src
tar xjvf /usr/src/linux-source-<version-number-here>.tar.bz2
cd linux-source-<version-number-here>
cp -vi /boot/config-<kernel version> .config
make menuconfig

But, what I cannot find explained anywhere, is this "linux-source" pre-patched? I presume it is, so where is info about the patches?

After some more poking around, I found this:
which has some packages named "kernel-patch-*", but there's only two of them.
One thing I want to know is whether the kernel has the Squashfs patch.


...ok, so there is a 'squashfs-source' package, but that still doesn't tell me whether the standard kernel used in Intrepid is patched with it.

Posted on 20 Oct 2008, 8:29


Posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:39 by disciple
Is this because your next project will be Ubuntu compatible?
I don't think it was pointed out before, but Ubuntu seem to like adding extra dependencies to packages, e.g. launchpad integration, which in turn depends on Python...

Posted on 19 Oct 2008, 23:05 by dogone
If it won't blow your cover, it would help us to know generally what you're up to here. Creative minds await.

Posted on 20 Oct 2008, 3:07 by happypuppy
Ubuntu kernel
If you're planning to use the Ubuntu kernel to build an experimental Puppy,take a look at the Ubuntu Studio kernel,not the standard one used in the vanilla Ubuntu.

Posted on 21 Oct 2008, 10:28 by changturkey
Ubuntu only?
Just a certain preference for Ubuntu or? I mean Fedora/Mandriva would be decent too right?

Posted on 21 Oct 2008, 18:34 by Dougal
Ubuntu Kernels
I sent tempestuous a link to their kernel sources a while ago.
Let's see if we can find it again...
Go here and scroll down to "linux-":
They have all kinds of stuff, including backports of drivers.

Personally I prefer the Sidux kernel: