Because of the issues that I have had with a 4GB of RAM and the nvidia onboard graphics trying to grab memory where the system RAM was placed. The nvidia onboard graphics was told to grab the memory from 0xb0000000 – 0xbfffffff because that was where the ACER BIOS was telling it where to go!!. (Here for more details)
Anyway, because of this, I am having to compile up the linux kernel ubuntu style. I am using 9.10 kubuntu at present.
I have used this ubuntu guide on how to compile up a linux kernel from this ubuntu website, kernel/compile.
The main parts that I have run are, (I am not using sudo because I setup the root password so that I do not have to type in sudo all of the time, I setup the root password by sudo passwd root)
cd /usr/src/ apt-get install fakeroot kernel-wedge build-essential makedumpfile apt-get build-dep linux apt-get build-dep linux-image-$(uname -r) apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) debian/rules updateconfigs cd debian.master/scripts/misc chmod a+x * cd - debian/rules updateconfigs
I go into the /usr/src, because when you get the apt-get source of a the latest linux-image it places the files within the present directory that you are using and usually the linux kernel source files are placed in /usr/src.
The reason for the chmod a+x * is because some of the debian(.master)/scripts/misc need to be updated to have there execute permissions granted.
Make some changes to the kernel files, in my case the arch/x86/pci/i386.c file. Then to compile up the kernel
fakeroot debian/rules clean CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=2 AUTOBUILD=1 NOEXTRAS=1 fakeroot debian/rules binary-generic
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If you want to hold the package, so that when you come to do a aptitude update – aptitude safe-upgrade, so that the kernel you have just build is not over written with the aptitude package manager then you can use
aptitude hold linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic