Compile Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 x86_64

Compile Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 x86_64

Install the missing dependencies

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install -y build-essential libncurses5-dev gcc libssl-dev grub2 bc bison flex libelf-dev

Then we are going to download the kernel from

tar -xvf linux-5.7.5.tar.xz

Copy the existing config file so that the correct modules for the ardware of the machine you are compiling the kernel for

cp /boot/config-$(uname -r) /root/linux-5.7.5/.config

Then we are going to compile the kernel firstly you want to cd into the kernel folder

cd /root/linux-5.7.5
make menuconfig
make -j8 deb-pkg
dpkg -i ../linux-*.deb

Then you can proceed to rebooting the machine by typing the following


Once the machine is rebooted you can confirm the latest kernel by entering the following command

uname -a

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