How to upgrade Linux Kernel

Here are the steps to upgrade any Linux system (Fedora, Centos, etc) to a newer version of Linux:

  1.  # wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.4.2.tar.xz
  2.  # tar xvfJ linux-4.4.2.tar.xz
  3. # cd linux-4.4.2
  4. # mkdir -p /home/name/build/kernel
  5. # make O=/home/name/build/kernel defconfig
  6. # vi /home/name/build/kernel/.config
  7.   CONFIG_R8169=y   (for your network card)
  8.   CONFIG_XFS_FS=y
  9.   CONFIG_EFI=y
  10.   CONFIG_EFI_STUB=y
  11. CONFIG_FUSE_FS=y
  12.   # make O=/home/name/build/kernel
  13.  # make O=/home/name/build/kernel modules_install install

 

Reboot and you will have a new version of  Linux.

 

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