Confused with different kernel compilation and installation flows...
I am new to kernel configuration, compilation and installation. I wanted to install linux-3.5.3 kernel for my Ubuntu 12.4. So I surfed internet and found various sites telling about the procedures. But there procedures were slightly different.
I was following instruction flow from the site :
I downloaded kernel from kernel.org and executed following commands :
$ make mrproper
$ make menuconfig
$ make clean
$ make depend
$ make bzImage
$ make modules
everything went smooth till this part.... but I referred other site which was saying :
After this commands following files must be there under /boot
Which were not there in my case :(
So I started looking for those files. I copied
$ cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.3
But don't know what do do about others.......
then I tried,
$ mkinitrd /boot/initrd-3.5.3.img 3.5.3
mkinitrd: command not found
So, how shall I proceed further ? Is there any good tutorial/Doc to know about kernel compilation and installation ? After configuring and compiling my kernel it took around 5-6 GB space ? Am I went wrong somewhere ?
Please help me out !