Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
Well i have a ftp server running and by patching or upgrading the kernel i wish it oes not affect anything......could anyone walk me through upgrading the kernel? which kernel to download what commands please?
Since you are at 2.4.20, you need to download the 2.4.21patch
download the .bz patch
put it in /usr/src.
bzip2 -dc ../patch-2.6.2.bz2 | patch -p1
Then your source tree will be essentially 2.4.21 although the directory is still called 2.4.20.
change anything you wish to change and save
cp ./arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage-2.4.21
mkinitrd -k bzImage-2.4.21 -i initrd-2.4.21
Now edit your bootloader
create lines identical to the first set except name the kernel bzImage-2.4.21 and name initrd to initrd-2.4.21. If you post your current menu.lst, I can edit it for you so you'll know what it should be.