Install / Compile Kernel 3.5
Step 1: Installing Kernel 3.5 Dependencies
Let’s first install dependencies packages gcc, ncurses and then update the system.
# yum install gcc ncurses ncurses-devel
# yum update
Step 2: Downloading Kernel 3.5 Source
# cd /tmp
# wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.5.tar.bz2
Step 3: Extracting Kernel 3.5 Source
Once the file is downloaded extract it under /usr/src/ directory by running the below command.
# tar -jxvf linux-3.5.tar.bz2 -C /usr/src/
# cd /usr/src/linux-3.5/
Step 4: Configuring Kernel 3.5 Source
For New Kernel Configuration
Now run the make menuconfig command to configure the Linux kernel. Once you execute the below command a pop up window appears with all the menus. Here you can select your new kernel configuration. If you unfamiliar with these menus, just hit ESC key to exit.
# make menuconfig
Step 5: Compiling Kernel 3.5
Next, type the make command to compile the Kernel 3.5. The compilation would take at least 30-40 minutes depends on your system configuration.
Step 5: Installing Kernel 3.5
Once the compliation completes cleanly, now install the Kernel 3.5 in your Linux system. The below command will create files under /boot directory and also make a new kernel entry in your grub.conf file.
# make modules_install install
Step 6: Verifying Kernel 3.5
To verify newly installed Kernel just type the following command on the terminal.
# uname -r
That’s it. We hope this article will be much helpful to you all. If you’re facing any problems or difficulties while compiling or installing feel free to ask or post your questions using our comment form below.