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I am trying to compile the kernel version 2.6.20-15 on my Linux 10.10 with 2.6.35-22 kernel. Additionally, this is my assignment.

After I download kernel, extract it and create a new .config file for the new kernel I am trying to command;

make-kpkg clean
fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-custom kernel_image kernel_headers

Here is the problem, after the second command I get an error an it says "nothing to be done" but I expect to have some .deb files for the new kernel. In addition this I have added a new system call to the kernel 2.6.20-15. Does anybody have had the problem is the same with me?

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There is no such thing like Linux 10.10, you most likely mean Ubuntu, but why is this tagged Debian then? – Bobby Feb 2 '11 at 10:36

I suppose you mean Ubuntu 10.10 with Linux 10.10. Probably the kernel you try to compile is just too old (2.6.20 is 2007??). I know for example that Debian 6, that works with kernel 2.6.32 won't work with kernel versions older than 2.6.28!

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There is no Linux 10.10, the current 'Linux' (read: Kernel) version is 2.6.38. – Bobby Feb 2 '11 at 10:34

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