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Old 02-11-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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Upgrading the kernel of an FC2 system


G'day,

I'd like to upgrade to a better kernel. I have FC2, so most things are rpm-based.

The alternatives look like:
> Get a kernel from kernel.org (and read the Kernel HOWTO)
> Get a kernel rpm

If I grab a new kernel from kernel.org and slap it in (and tell the bootloader about it, etc), will that affect anything else about my FC2 system's integrity?

Thanks,
-pcweirdo.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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not if the kernel is properly configured
i would go with the kernel.org version and compile it myself
that's not too hard
before doing that i'd do something like ''lspci | lp" or something like that to get a hardware snapshot for configuring the kernel properly
but no... it shoudn't
ps.. when you go to tell your bootloader about the new kernel... make sure it can still find your old kernel in case something goes wrong
 
Old 02-12-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Unless you have a very good reason to compile your own kernel, stick to rpms provided by Fedora. Compiling your own is asking for trouble unless you really know what you're doing, so unless Fedora kernels are not working for you, I just don't see the point.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 11:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input. I'll probably go with kernel.org sources.
-pcweirdo.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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good idea... yes rpms are easier, but if you do it properly, compiling a kernel will make your system run faster and more optimized, like the difference between going to kohls for a suit or going to a tailor
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:33 AM   #6
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Just some of my experience: I've compiled kernels under FC2 and while there may be some issues (in the past), it's not all that hard. If it doesn't work first time, you can change the settings and recompile. Once you get the gist, it gets easier. Plus, you can reuse the settings when you upgrade the kernel. We all started from somewhere.
 
  


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