I have compiled a 3.7 kernel for Ubuntu 12.10, ExTiX 11 64bit, MeX Linux or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13. The full name of the new kernel is 3.7.0-0.1-exton_amd64. It is the same as Kernel.org’s kernel 3.7-rc3 released 121028. I plan to use this new kernel in my next version of MeX based on Ubuntu 12.10 with eight (8) different Desktop Environments. You can install the kernel in any Ubuntu 64bit System. See below how to do it.
A better kernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels was that you could not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is thus solved in kernel 3.7.0-0.1-exton_amd64 (3.7-rc3). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.7.0-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.
A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.7.0-0_3.7.0-0.1_all.deb
Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb
Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub 2)
A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.7.0-exton is compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in an Ubuntu system.