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Old 04-04-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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How to update kernel 2.4 to 2.6 of LINUX RED HAT 9 ?


Hi everbody,
First of all I apologize for being newbie.

I want to update the kernel 2.4 to 2.6 of LINUX RED HAT 9.
Can anyone please guide me step by step?

Why??? : Coz kernel 2.6 is better than 2.4 and it supports a lot of devices and features, we all know that.
And I want to let you know that I am very new to Linux and want to use RED HAT 9 in my Sony VAIO FS215B laptop.
Linux and XP are installed on different partions.

All the partions are NTFS except linux(ext3), and I can't access those NTFS drives from linux, I need to access that.

I have Sonyericsson GC89 PCMCIA EDGE Modem, but I can't use that as kernel 2.4 doesn't support it, so my linux doesn't have internet and of course I need to use internet in linux, so please help me in this regards.

I have searched a lot on the google, found various links, tried lots of those, but couldn't compile and update the kernel, coz it gives error while compiling, somebody said that "module-init-tools" have to updated for error free compiling, but I don't know how to update/install "module-init-tools". So after lots of trying I am writing here for your co-operation.
Wish someone expert with broad-mind will help me to sort this out.

I think there should be such a tutorial for all the newbies.
It will be very much appriciated.

Somebody please help me..........
 
Old 04-04-2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaon View Post
I want to update the kernel 2.4 to 2.6 of LINUX RED HAT 9.
Why not just use a distro which is more recent and has the 2.6 kernel as standard?

Red Hat 9 is, by modern standards, a digital antique. It doesn't have any of the userspace tools necessary to build, install or run the 2.6 series kernel.

While the task is not impossible, you would honestly have an easier time pushing sh1t uphill with a pointy stick.

Fedora 10 will probably recognise all of your hardware out of the box with little-to-no coaxing. Seriously.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 07:45 AM   #3
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Hi Shaon,

Welcome to LQ!

Why on earth do you want to use Redhat 9? Redhat Linux 9 was released in 2003 (6 years ago), and support was discontinued for it in 2004. It doesn't support new hardware, and has extremely old versions of most software packages.

I strongly recommend you choose a more recent Linux distribution, such as the most most recent version of Ubuntu or Fedora (successor to Redhat).

--Ian
 
Old 04-04-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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Short answer: install RHEL4. (Or CentOS 4 probably)
 
Old 04-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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@ALL
Thanks to all for your great co-operation.

According to your suggestions, I am going to switch from RD-9 to the best distribution.
Can you please tell me which distribution is the best for me?
I have ubuntu 8.10 and fedora core 10 alfa in my hand at the moment.

What a about RHEL4?

With best regards,
Shaon.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 10:00 AM   #6
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To learn linux scripting and to study linux certification, do we need Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
 
Old 04-04-2009, 06:33 PM   #7
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You can have (Redhat):

1. RHEL - highly stable, support for 7 yrs, comes with commercial (paid for) support
2. Centos - re-badged RHEL, free/no support
3. Fedora - bleeding edge, effectively the testbed for future RHEL, free/no support

For general home use, probably any in the top 10 at www.distrowatch.com

Re certification; if you plan to do an RH cert, get RHEL or Centos.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 10:29 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot Chris.
Thanks a lot for your time.
 
  


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