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Old 02-20-2007, 03:27 AM   #1
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2.6 kernel for RH9?


i m a new user of linux . i have red hat linux 9 (2.4 kernel) version but now i want red hat linux(2.6 kernel) version. i dont know from where to get this version . i am doing embedded systems programming so to create device drivers i will require this 2.6 kernel version . Can you suggest me the name of magazine or journal with which i can get copy of the upgraded version. Or aqny other way to get this latest version.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 03:35 AM   #2
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do you really think a dumb title like that is gonna make you friends? you can only get a new version of the Linux kernel by sending a $100 cheque to Linux Torvalds. no other way around it, sorry. well, that or use kernel.org
 
Old 02-20-2007, 05:12 AM   #3
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But be sure to try acid_kewpie's suggestions in the order he suggested them. Otherwise it won't work.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 08:24 AM   #4
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I will gladly email you a copy of the needed kernel, but i'll have to charge a $99 processing fee.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 09:49 AM   #5
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hmm, i can see a gap in the market here... $98.50 anyone?
 
Old 02-20-2007, 09:57 AM   #6
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Giving OP the benefit of the doubt, I think perhaps his/her cat was on the key board hhhhappens tttttttttooo mmmmmme alllllllllllllllll the time....

linux e;
Since RH9 is obsolete, the BEST and EASIEST way to get a 2.6 kernel is to simply install a more modern distro.

If you like RH9, then you might want to try Fedora 6. Otherwise, head over to distrowatch.com---anything in the top ten on their "hit list" should be fine.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 11:35 AM   #7
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Personally for a true embedded device I don't think I would start with a full distro.. lots of bloat and things you won't need..

Some resources for Embedded Linux
http://linuxdevices.com/articles/AT2760742655.html
http://www.mvista.com/
http://www.emdebian.org/
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/embedded/index.xml
http://www.uclinux.org/
http://www.openembedded.org/
http://www.nslu2-linux.org/
http://www.windriver.com/

Of course without knowing what you are trying to actually do that may be overkill...
 
Old 02-20-2007, 12:35 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linux_e
i m a new user of linux . i have red hat linux 9 (2.4 kernel) version but now i want red hat linux(2.6 kernel) version. i dont know from where to get this version . i am doing embedded systems programming so to create device drivers i will require this 2.6 kernel version . Can you suggest me the name of magazine or journal with which i can get copy of the upgraded version. Or aqny other way to get this latest version.
OK... I have edited your title, you clearly weren't
making friends.

As for the question: I'll go with the person suggesting
a newer distro; why? Because 2.6 depends on a few
things that 2.4 doesn't need (e.g. udev, which most
likely won't be available for your old dog of a distro
and newer versions of many of the build-tools; it would
take you considerable time to try and update all of those
manually).




Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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