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Old 09-09-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
sleezy
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Question how to upgrade kernel 2.4 to 2.6??


am running redhat 9 with kernel 2.4.., i wanted to install the most recent linux kernel and i downloaded the patch patch-2.6.13-git9.bz2, but any idea on how to install it!! and is it better than the older kernel??
 
Old 09-09-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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There are lots of docs online as well as here on how to update a kernel. Try searching for them, you will find lots of walkthroughs, esp for redhat.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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Also, if you're going from 2.4 to 2.6 you probably need to download the whole source code and compile that rather than use patches.

http://www.slackbook.org/html/system...KERNEL-COMPILE

That's not for redhat, but it should help you get started.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 10:07 PM   #4
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Hello there,
if you don't have experience of compiling kernel then you can follow the instructions given in a tut by "DrOzz" in LQ DrOzz's newbie guide for kernel compilation

now the things which you should keep in mind :
1. Since you are moving from 2.4 to 2.6, so ( what i know ) you should not use the "./config" file of 2.4 which is found in /boot in redhat 9.

2. You should use ".config" of 2.6 ( which in slackware 10.0 is found in "testing" folder in second cd. But i'm very sorry i don't know about RH9 ( may be you do not need to have it ))

3. Be damn slow in kernel compilation. What i mean is keep on compiling it time to time and not in a single sitting ( unless you are master in it )

4. A "master" friend of mine ( who has more than 5000 posts on this forum ) adviced me "not to compile RH9 2.4 to 2.6", as he says it gives too much of problems ( i don't have personal experience with it )

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