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Since newer kernels work just fine with older images, at
least within the same Raspbian release, there is no point
in keeping old ones around.

Drop all kernels (along with the corresponding patches and
configuration files) except for the newest one for each
Raspbian release.
Latest commit 04611f3 Feb 1, 2019

In this subsection, I've included tools and instructions for those who want to build kernel themselves.

build-kernel-qemu script helps one to automate kernel building process for any debian based distro. The ARM toolchain can be found in the debian package gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf or at For other OSes, like windows or Mac OS X, one can have similar tools like gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf- and other dependencies and refer build-kernel-qemu line by line to build the kernel.

If you enable USB webcam modules in the build script, make sure that the correct drivers for your web camera are selected in menuconfig. A word of warning, though: USB works in Qemu in general but USB web cameras have some problems actually.

Please note that build-kernel-qemu is not an original work of mine and credit for it goes to the original author (

I've taken building references from the links below:

build-kernel-qemu references :

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