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Old 11-20-2007, 07:36 AM   #1
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two kernels - installing a second, older one


hey

since im having problems with the ati drivers (they're incompatible with 2.6.23(.1-49.fc8) which im running right now id want to download and install a second, older, kernel

how can i do this? via rpm/yum? will it take care of the lkms and all the stuff?

basically, would be great to know how to do it step by step, if possible

thanks
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:53 AM   #2
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You can do this using rpm with the --oldpackage option. Let's say I want to install kernel-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.i686.rpm using http from the redhat site.

This is just an example to give you an idea of what to do. Depending on how far back you go you may get dependency issues. I was able to install an fc6 kernel on f7, but it was a close match. Had I gone further back I may have run into dependency problems.

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Old 11-20-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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i just checked the --oldpackage option on rpm's man:
Code:
    --oldpackage
              Allow an upgrade to replace a newer package with an older one.
so that would _replace_ my current kernel with the old(er) one? i'd want to have two kernels, with the ability to choose which one i want to boot via grub.

just making sure, before i accidentally screw something up
 
Old 11-20-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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It did not replace the existing kernel when I added the older kernel. The post processing in the rpm for kernels always keeps another kernel around in case the update or in this case an install didn't work properly. There should be two choices on the grub menu when you finish. Your existing kernel and the old one that you install.

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Old 01-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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Just wanted to subscribe. Hee Hee
 
Old 01-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #6
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Thread tools (top right of thread) does that for you Erik, you don't need to add a post
 
  


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