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Old 11-08-2003, 07:03 AM   #1
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install new kernel ?


Hello,

I am waiting for a rocket raid 133 IDE controler card I bought recently since my seagate 120GB was not recognized.
I would like to install RH, but the V7.3 I have wont support the IDE controller card, I have to get a more recent kernel.
Is it possible to upgrade an old kernel in order to let it support my controller cord ?
Or can I replace a kernel with another ? I would like to know if I could install the recent kernel 2.4.22 in order to replace the old kernel version I may install now with RH73 ?

Cheers, X.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:52 AM   #2
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It should be no problem to upgrade your kernel to 2.4.22.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 08:51 AM   #3
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Actually it may be more challenging than you think. I recently went through this process of compiling 2.4.22 on RH 7.3. It is very likely that the new kernel will not boot without a lot of tweaking.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:59 AM   #4
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Thank you,

So from what Hangdog42 says, it can be done, but from Nirvanix, it may be hard, and not so easy. So easier would be to download the RH9.1 iso images, even if it seem to be hard to find a moment where their servers are not too busy. I tried few times these days but it always fails.

A related question is does somone knows about linuxfromscratch. Is it a solution for non "newbies" ??

Cheers, Xround.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:15 AM   #5
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The added advantage of RH 9 would be the upgraded packages that come along with it. Nirvanix is right in that you will have to spend some time tweaking your kernel if you upgrade from RH7.3, but I sort of assumed that was going to happen no matter what level you're starting from. As long as you know your hardware, most of the decisions are pretty straight forward.


As for LFS, my personal opinion is that it is probably the least newbie friendly distro out there because you have to make absolutely EVERY decision about what to include on your machine and where it goes. I think you'd be better off going with an established distro like Slackware, Debian or Gentoo. However, the upside to LFS is that you will learn linux VERY thoroughly. You just can't be in a rush to get it set up.
 
  


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