Building BBB kernel and rootfs

I had 3.8 version source for compiling and building kernel source. I used to build and replace zImage and DTB to pre formated SDCARD. This works fine for me to see all my changes.

Now, I’m planning to move one step ahead.
I’m planning to take upgraded kernel version.


which higher version is better and stable to use ?

When i build BBB kernel it creates ZImage/uImage but i dint get ROOTFS file which i can flash to Linux partition. how can i build and create Linux partition data?


If you want to use mail line kernel, latest stable kernel is 4.9.y.

you can generate both zImage and uImage. By default, if you do make
then it will generate zImage.

usually I don't build rootfs, I will take rootfs from this path.