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Debian/Ubuntu: How to compile a Linux kernel on one machine and use on other machines (same architecture)?

I know how to do it on the same machine. But to use a compiled kernel other machines, is tricky for me.

For example,

I have done make

But how about sudo make modules_install install ? This will install things to my current machine.

What is good practice to compile a kernel on a fast machine but use it on other slow/(or fast too) machines.

Otherwise I have to compile, install it every time, which is time consuming.

Note:

On Ubuntu webpage, there are ways to do similar thing. But it is only good for Ubuntu kernels. Not for upstream kernels.

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Since they're Debian machines, use make deb-pkg (instead of make, make install, etc.), which is part of the upstream kernel sources. That will generate a few Debian packages; you can scp those around and install with dpkg -i.

  • You also have make-kpkg on Debian, which is supposed to be deprecated but is still nicer than make deb-pkg I guess. – Totor Feb 19 '14 at 22:47

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