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Old 03-12-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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Downgrading Linux kernel version from 2.6 to 2.4


HI,

I am trying to downgrade linux kernel version from 2.6 to 2.4. While doing this i am getting '/sbin/genksyms no such file' error.

I would like to know if it is possible to do this?

Distro: Fedora core 6
kernel version from 2.6.18 to kernel version 2.4.29.

Please let me know if more information is needed.

Thanks,
Greplinux
 
Old 03-12-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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I am trying to downgrade linux kernel version from 2.6 to 2.4. (...) I would like to know if it is possible to do this?
Sure but you need to follow a "2.4 to 2.6 kernel HOWTO" in reverse to end up with packages for kernel 2.4 (modutils and such). And why on earth would you do that anyway? Couldn't you just install a 2.4 kernel distro next or instead of it (FC6 being deprecated anyway) or run one virtualised?


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While doing this i am getting '/sbin/genksyms no such file' error.
And there you have it. That's the 2.4 kernel modutils package.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
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I am trying this just out of curiosity.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 12:40 AM   #4
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Unless you are willing to spend a ton of hours(100+ pretty easily) on this it will not work. Too much of Fedora is integrated with the kernel. If you want to run 2.4 kernels just start with a 2.4 based distro.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 09:44 PM   #5
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Thanks buddy.

Is it possible to try this with any other distros.

Grep.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:08 PM   #6
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Why not just start with a 2.4 based distro?

Slack or gentoo (any of the compile based rather than package based) would be my best bet. The rest are going to be pretty integrated just like Fedora.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:25 PM   #7
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Why is the basic difference between gentoo and fedora? Can you please explain it little further.

Thanks,
Grep
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:35 PM   #8
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Why is the basic difference between gentoo and fedora? Can you please explain it little further.

Thanks,
Grep
Fedora is RPM-based and gentoo is source-based
 
Old 04-12-2008, 12:21 AM   #9
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slackware supports both.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 11:01 PM   #10
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Thank you guys for all your replies.

Grep.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 11:09 PM   #11
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Why is the basic difference between gentoo and fedora? Can you please explain it little further.

Thanks,
Grep
Well, a simple explination. Fedora is going and buying a prebuilt house. Gentoo is following instructions to build a house, being told you need to install pipes for plumbing to work, etc; but ultimatly being your own creation..
 
Old 04-15-2008, 02:29 AM   #12
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Thank you Armanox

Grep.
 
  


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