Compiling the kernel from source on Debian is actually pretty simple thing to do.

This guide has been tested on standard etch installation but will probably work on other versions and debian-like operating systems. The system is easy to break if not done right, compile and install the kernel at your own risk!

Install required packages

apt-get install kernel-package libncurses5-dev fakeroot wget build-essential

Download Kernel sources

You can see a list of available kernels here: http://www.eu.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/

cd /usr/src

wget http://www.eu.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.26.tar.gz

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This has been tested on Debian lenny running on VMware server 2.0.

Install kernel headers and some tools used to install VMware tools:

apt-get install binutils cpp gcc make psmisc linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Mount the cdrom drive. Make sure you have mounted the VMware tools virtual cd from the host before moving on.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/

Extract VMware tools to the tmp directory:

tar -C /tmp -zxvf /mnt/VMwareTools-x.x.x.tar.gz

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This is a tutorial to install Debian Linux. It will be installed with the first CD of the Debian distribution.

Step 1. Burn the first CD of the Debian Linux distribution and boot this CD
Instalare Debian Linux

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