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Old 12-01-2001, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question Install Kernel


Hello,
I have Red Hat 7.2 running on kernel 2.4.7-10 which comes together in Red Hat 7.2 package. I recently downloaded the latest 2.4.* kernel which is 2.4.16 ( I think it is the latest). The file is linux-2.4.16.tar.gz. My question is how can I install the new kernel to my system and remove my old kernel? Can someone please and please help guide me how to to do it...? I wanna learn how to do it.. I'd really appreciate it.. Thank you in advance.

 
Old 12-01-2001, 11:36 AM   #2
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read the kernel howto

linuxdoc.org

or if you're in a stupid rush....

cd /usr/src
tar zxvf /home/user/linux-2.4.16.tar.gz
cd linux
make xconfig
make dep
make bzImage
make bzlilo
make modules
make modules_install
/sbin/reboot

there's plenty of information on this site about it as well. use the search.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 12:02 PM   #3
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...also DON'T ditch your previous kernel (and the entry from /etc/lilo.conf and the dir in /lib/modules) as you gonna need it when your DIY kernel fails to load because you didn't RTM /usr/src/linux/Documentation too well :-]
 
Old 12-01-2001, 12:21 PM   #4
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Will there be any difference in installing it if I use grub instead os lilo bootloader? Sorry for a lame question.. I am a newbie.. :P
 
Old 12-01-2001, 01:15 PM   #5
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This is not a forum where you have to apologize each time, you know, when it comes to handling a Space shuttle, F111 or an MRS Id be considered a maj0r lamer :-]

Dead Rat tried to change from std issue Lilo to Grub, but hasn't set up everything to utilize Grub fully. Now I don't know exactly what this is sposed to mean, but I guess it could affect like using kernel-2.4.x.rpm's which could expect an /etc/lilo.conf. Also I noticed when installing a 7.2 and choosing Lilo it still set me up with rudimentary Grub stuff.

Basically tho you run the same run, but skip the lilo part and edit the /boot/grub stuff, but I dont use Grub so ask again or RTM :-]

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