This manual describes how compile and install kernels on a NetWinder. The first part explains how to install pre-built binaries, while the second part explains how to compile the kernel from source code. This document focuses on the stable kernels (2.0.x and 2.2.x), although the information applies just as well to the experimental (2.3.x) kernel series.
Previous versions of this document had separate sections for the 2.0 and 2.2 kernel series. These have now been merged into one, with differences noted as appropriate.
There exists another `Kernel-HOWTO' that explains how kernels are built for Linux in general. It makes good background reading for those people who are unfamiliar with the linux kernel, especially the first two chapters. It can be found in various places on the net, for example http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html.