How can I boot my compiled kernel image on Gentoo?

Hi, I’ve successfully compiled a custom kernel image on Gentoo x64, but grub menù doesn’t seem to show up at boot, so I can’t choose my kernel.

I think this is an important task to solve. Kernel should be kept up to date to prevent security and bug issues, also standard kernel is not compatible with an up to date gentoo, since latest stable udev needs a kernel option which is disabled by default: result is no network at next reboot after upgrade.


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Hey @otto and @nuvui3j439v3n93 - you can actually run a custom kernel on some distributions at DigitalOcean!

Currently, the following are supported:

  • Debian 8
  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Fedora 23
  • FreeBSD

With the release of Ubuntu 16.04, an LTS distribution with build in kernels will be available.


This is very disappointing that I can’t use DOcean for anything where I need a custom kernel.

+1 <br> <br>We need custom kernel possibility and boot parameters like selinux=1 security=selinux …