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Old 01-08-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
mkorpel
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Post How to upgare kernel?


Hi to all
I have RH 9.0 installed, and now i like to know how to upgrade kernel example 2.6 ?

Thaks to everybuddy who can help me.


Best regards
Markku Korpela
 
Old 01-08-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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Download from here:

http://www.kernel.org/

Then untar the file and read the README file on how to compile.

Make sure you go through each menu/screen and have a boot disk just in case or if you use grub, just save the old kernel for back up.

Later

 
Old 01-08-2004, 02:22 AM   #3
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First step is to download the 2.6.0 kernel from http://www.kernel.org.

Save it in your /usr/src directory, then unarchive the new kernel. There should already be a symbol link in that directory called 'linux'. Delete that and then create a new one to the new kernel source (ln -s linux-2.6.0 linux).

The next thing you should do is read the relevant files in the Documentation directory (at least Documentation/Changes). It will outline the versions of various tools you'll need.

Then type 'cd linux; make menuconfig'. This brings you into a user-friendly configuration where you get to choose what you want your kernel to support. When you're done make sure you save the configuration when you exit. Then type 'make; make modules_install'.

The newly compiled kernel should be called /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage. Backup your old kernel (probably /vmlinuz or /boot/vmlinuz) and then copy the bzImage file over your old one (i.e. cp bzImage /vmlinuz). Then just rerun lilo and you're set.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 02:24 AM   #4
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Oh yeah, just in case you are a newbie, it goes in /usr/src .

Later

 
Old 01-08-2004, 02:26 AM   #5
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itsme86, we must be on the basketball courts, cause we are on the ball tonight.

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