Today is the day that the new Ubuntu Intrepid has been released. Personally I have been running Intrepid for a couple of weeks, mainly to get a head start of building packages for Getdeb. I love it when a new release come out. Upgrade my laptop, set up a new building environment for package building, check out what new packages are available and what the upgraded packages look like. I mainly use my laptop for development and packaging but I do watch some video’s and listen to some music every now and then.
Previously I wrote an article on how to compile a custom kernel for Ubuntu Intrepid, it used the apt-get method for getting the kernel source. If you prefer to use git to get the latest kernel source you can use this post. Most of this post is a copy of the previous post but to make it easier to follow the instructions I decided to write up everything in this post as well.
Jan 8, 2009: Added git add to the “commit the changes” section.
Dec 11th: Added installation of needed packages.
Nov 27th: Added command to change to intrepid directory.
Oct 31st: I changed some steps in the section Getting ready for compilation to be prepare ourselves for compiling new releases of the kernel.
I run Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 on Dual Core 2 laptop with 4 GB of memory. The default kernel supplied by Ubuntu doesn’t support the 4GB memory, I could choose to run the server kernel but I also want to take advantage of the Core2 support in the kernel so I took it upon myself to compile a custom kernel.
Unfortunately the Ubuntu developers thought it was better to change the way kernel is build in Intrepid and the official Ubuntu How to compile a kernel on the Wiki isn’t set up for Intrepid yet. Most of the stuff I had to discover myself and to make sure I remember for the next time, but also to help benefit others for when they want to compile their own custom kernel, I decided to write it all down.
Updated: Nov 7, 2008
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The project manager of the Getdeb project has decided to release the source of the website under GPL-3.
Getdeb is the #1 source for Ubuntu packages that haven’t made it into the upstream of the official Ubuntu repository.