Creating Debian packages for Linux kernels >= 3.0.0 in Ubuntu

The following sequence no longer creates a working “linux-headers” Debian package when compiling Linux kernels newer than version 2.6.x under Ubuntu (tested here with Ubuntu 11.04 and Linux kernel 3.0): cd linux-3.0 make-kpkg clean export CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=4 fakeroot make-kpkg –initrd kernel-image kernel-headers As noted in this Launchpad bug report for the `kernel-package` package, there is a […]

Custom kernel booting on CM7 on the Huawei U8150

Now that I’ve gotten the hang of compiling custom kernels for U8150 stock ROMs, I wanted to experiment with the dev builds of CyanogenMod* 7. To my surprise, with a little bit of hacking I was able to get a custom kernel to boot up on the latest nightly build of the IDEOS Dev team‘s […]

Fun with kernels on the Huawei U8150

For the hell of it, I’ve decided to play with the kernel that runs on my Huawei U8150. Like most other Android devices running Froyo, the U8150 comes with a kernel based on Linux version 2.6.32 (to be specific, it’s actually In traditional Linux version numbering, the farther the number is to the right, […]

Compiling custom kernels for the Huawei U8150

Last week I talked about my frustration with booting kernels I had personally compiled for my Huawei U8150. Now that I have figured it out, I wanted to document the process so other people can follow along (and let the hoardes of Kenyan hackers take control of their devices!). Tools… Get (and unpack) these first […]