Build the Linux Kernel

Build the Linux kernel from source.

Fenix can build Linux with just a few commands. Refer to Build Ubuntu/Debian Images to setup the development environment.

Environment Setup

Choose your board (e.g. VIM4), U-Boot version, Linux version, system version, etc.

$ source

Two versions of the Linux kernel are supported:

    1. SoC Vendor: 5.4 (old but has the best support)
    1. Mainline Linux (latest version, with missing functionality)

Choose the correct version for your requirements.

Change the Kernel Config [Optional]

Follow these steps to change the default kernel configuration.

make kernel-config
make kernel-saveconfig


Build the Linux Debian package.

$ make kernel
$ make kernel-deb

Debian packages are in folder build/images/debs/{VERSION}/{BOARD}.

VERSION : refers to the Fenix version, e.g. 1.0.7
BOARD : refers to the Khadas SBC, e.g. VIM4

The folder location is build/images/debs/1.0.7/VIM4, and you’ll need 3 packages: dtb package, image package and header package.

  • 5.4
    • .dtb - linux-dtb-amlogic-5.4_1.0.7_arm64.deb
    • Image - linux-image-amlogic-5.4_1.0.7_arm64.deb
    • Header - linux-headers-amlogic-5.4_1.0.7_arm64.deb
  • Mainline
    • .dtb - linux-dtb-amlogic-mainline_1.0.7_arm64.deb
    • Image - linux-image-amlogic-mainline_1.0.7_arm64.deb
    • Header - linux-headers-amlogic-mainline_1.0.7_arm64.deb

See Also

Upgrade Linux