installing a kernel is tough work, and i am fully aware
of that. as soon as you said, "where can i get a kernel?"
i sort of knew you were screwed, as far as that problem
goes. the "lost interrupt" things isn't a simple thing, and
i did some searching on the web for it, the same time
i suggested that you do, and i didn't find anything where
somebody had solved it, but i didn't really look very
there are some services you can download like
red-carpet from ximian, and there's another one, but
i forgot the name, that will download and install
software for you, but using that kind of stuff to change
your kernel is dangerous, and might leave your
the fact that nobody else posted but me shows that
other people haven't any specific answers either.
i was trying to learn linux over 10 years ago, and would
end up extremely mad and yelling at the computer, but
i didn't have anyone to ask questions of.
my girlfriend uses windows, and i'm always having to
fix something on her computer, and just having to use
windows any puts me in a rage. Seriously, within 1 minute
of using any windows i'm usually yelling and cussing.
anyway, enough of that, you're not going to find much of
that elitist stuff at this site. i've been treated harshly
by people at freebsd sites. any question i would ask,
the answer was "read the handbook".
since i update my own kernel by compiling new ones
with what i consider cool patches like Con Kolivas
desktop tuning patches and stuff like that, i don't know
how to update your kernel safely a different way.
there is a cdrom image you can download called
knoppix, that runs all from the cdrom that is
wonderfully easy to use. if you have broadband access,
you could download and run that with your zip drive
hooked up and see if it works. that way you would know
if getting a newer kernel version even a whole newer
distribution would solve the "lost interrupt problem".
if that works, maybe somebody else will post how you
can easily get a new kernel version for redhat 7.2.
i don't know an easy, safe way. i think there are rpm
versions of the kernel at the redhat site, but you probably
should try any of them except the ones under your 7.2
version of redhat.
this page tell's you how to update kernels on redhat
this page has some updated kernels.
i don't know if this will fix your problem or not, but it
is something to try.
i just did a search on this site for lost interrupt,
and many threads came up. some with redhat 7.2,
and zip drives in them. maybe your answer lies there.