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I have read and attempted to follow every link for customizing Ubuntu's kernel including:

I get everything downloaded (except for the packages which no longer exist). But after that, I can't go any further:

I've downloaded source of all kernels for this release:

git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-precise.git

And moved it to the /usr/src/ubuntu-precise directory and although I could not locate or find the debian folder it was under /usr/src/ubuntu-precise/debian. Perhaps because I did not have the symbolic link?

Renamed the older version source directory and created a symbolic link for ubuntu-precise with the same name. This was in a book Ubuntu Unleashed Page 426.

I've downloaded/installed the build environment:

sudo apt-get build-dep linux-image-$(uname-r)

Following the directions on the second link above, I installed the packages indicated:

sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-devel fakeroot -kernel-wedge buid-essential
  (linux-kernel devel not found) Removed and continued with others because it is
  supposedly now part of the build-dep linux...etc.

this only installed fakeroot because all others were there.

Also installed:

sudo apt-get install crash kexec-tools makedumpfuile
sudo apt-get build-dep linux      # which did not install or update

sudo apt-get install git-core libncurse5 libncurse5-dev libelf-dev asciidoc binutils-dev
sudo apt-get install kernel-package
sudo apt-get install ccaches

and last but not least

sudo apt-get install libnewt-dev  # which was already there and did not install

Since I had now tried this several times, I had to:

$make-kpkg #to clean source directories
$make mrproper # to clean all subdirectories of source

restore the .config deleted by mrproper by copying it from /boot to /usr/src/ubuntu-precise. From source directory ubuntu-precise:

$sudo cp /boot/config-$(uname -r) ./.config # $(uname -r) checks current kernel and grabs it
$ make menuconfig # to open old config, make changes and save
$ fakeroot make-kpkg-j 2 --initrd --append-to-version=-jn kernel_image kernel_headers

where 2 = # of processors and -jn is appended to the deb to notate changed version

It is compiling right now, but I sincerely hope I don't receive an error. We sincerely need one GOOD set of instructions which instead of saying do this or that, explains what you are doing when you use the command and a wiki should be kept up to date.

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Maybe some of the answers here can get you on the right path? –  Anders F. U. Kiær Oct 4 '13 at 20:14

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I have written a tutorial on building a custom kernel from source: http://goo.gl/eMwXMs Actually there are only a few essential steps.

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