I have two older laptops: HP2000 with AMD E-300 and HP G6 with Intel i3.

I've tried compiling kernel 4.15, 4.16, and 4.17 on these laptops. Always fails. I am looking for a way to update the kernel in Kali to 4.14.56 (and newer when released).

Please, before flaming me for "this question has already been answered", I've already spent many hours trying to get the newer kernels to work. Always fails. I don't know why newer kernels fail, but always do during make deb-pkg. I've asked in other forums and have not been able to solve my kernel issue. Solution would be to replace my ancient technology, but these laptops are paid for.

I use Kali in VMWare. Tried downloading 2018, tried the VMWare premade image. Both failed. Have 2017.2, works great. The change logs on kernel.org show many improvements and would like to apply 4.14.56 to the 2017.2 Kali install.

Usually get asked for debug information. Not sure how to do that. Any help would be appreciated.