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Gentoo Linux utility to compile and install kernels. More information:

  • Automatically compile and install a generic kernel:

sudo genkernel all

  • Build and install the bzImage|initramfs|kernel|ramdisk only:

sudo genkernel {{bzImage|initramfs|kernel|ramdisk}}

  • Apply changes to the kernel configuration before compiling and installing:

sudo genkernel --menuconfig all

  • Generate a kernel with a custom name:

sudo genkernel --kernname={{custom_name}} all

  • Use a kernel source outside the default directory /usr/src/linux:

sudo genkernel --kerneldir={{path/to/directory}} all