Downloading and Installing Linux Kernel Source Code

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This hands-on lab is about building your own Linux kernel. You will learn how to download and extract the kernel source code to the Linux server.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Log In to the Lab Server and Get Root Access

Log in to the lab server as the cloud_useraccount. Then, switch to the root user.

Download and Extract the Linux Kernel Source Code

Download the Linux source code. Extract the kernel in the /root directory.

Additional Resources

The CEO of Eucalyptus and Lavender Incorporated has decided that it is more cost efficient to build a Linux distribution and support it with on-site dedicated kernel engineers than to pay for support from a proprietary Linux vendor. She has asked that you prepare a new Linux kernel for the proof-of-concept kernel project. To complete this lab, download the kernel source code as the cloud_user to the server, and extract it to the /root directory. Good luck!

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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