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wow... so many potential problems are springing to mind here...
ok, as you know, 2.5.0 is not stable. by, unstable, it's not just not guaranteed to work, 2.5.0 WILL bork up your hd. it's not a matter of something that MIGHT happen... 2.5.0 has a SERIOUS bug in it. if you don't have any real attachment to any of your data, i suppose that's ok.
also, installing development level kernels from rpm's is something that only denziens from the seventh level of hell (or lkml) would advise you to do. again, if you're not overly fond of your computer, and wish to punish it. this is a great way to go. but, if you wanted to do that, you could just stick to microsoft.
also, installing development level kernels from rpm's is something that only denziens from the seventh level of hell (or lkml) would advise you to do.
Okay, what's an lkml?
If you're into self-abuse, you can of course grab the patch for 2.5.0 right from the source. I have a friend that compiled it fine and is running it on a machine with an obscence hostname that only previously ran 2.3.x kernels. It's being punished for something I don't hazard to inquire about.
The remainder of the 2.4.x tree is developing in a stable parrallel to 2.5.x. Check out 2.4.16 which I have yet to have a bum compile on!
I've never successfully had a kernel that shipped with a distro compile without issues (except for once with Mandrake). Trust only the source. Okay, I'm sounding like a friggin GPL zealot, I think its time for lunch.
Originally posted by finegan
Okay, what's an lkml?
linux kernel mailing list - it's where people like linus, alan cox, eric s. raymond, and other scary big-wigs share thier kernel patches and whatnot. other wannabe-kernel-hackers who have never done anything other than find new interesting ways to crash kernels (like me) just peruse the list and whimper slightly at their extreme dearth of knowledge.
asking for help on something as well-known as the 2.5 bug on that list will get you pretty well flamed...