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Old 05-21-2002, 10:15 AM   #1
StamfordRob
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Question How do you update the kernel???


boy..todays my day of questions.. but i was wondering (as i run hfnetchk on my servers) how do i update the kernel?? i have yet to actually update a kernel and want to give that a shot..

any help.. warnings.. ideas are accepted..

thanks...r
 
Old 05-21-2002, 10:32 AM   #2
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You download the kernel source from www.kernel.org, you then move to the /usr/src directory and unpack the file with tar -zxpvf kernel-2.4.xx.tar.gz. You should rename the directory linux with linux-2.4.xx (mv linux linux-2.4.xx) where xx is the number of your kernel. Symlink it back again (ln -s linux-2.4.xx linux), move into the kernel source directory (cd linux) and run make xconfig, or make menuconfig, or edit the config file manually and then make config. Then you'd make dep, make clean, make bzImage, [i]make bzlilo[/b], and almost certainly make modules followed by make modules_install.

Seriously, though. Take a look around on this site. I know for certain that I have answered it before, and I know that there's been a link to this before.
 
Old 05-21-2002, 10:44 AM   #3
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thank you

and you are right.. i should take my own advice and search first.. its ben one of those days already..

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i will give that a shot with the next stable kernel..

thanks again..

r
 
  


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