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Old 12-14-2001, 07:50 AM   #1
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Cool Installing Kernel 2.5.x


When installing a new Kernel 2.5.0 (yea I know 2.5 is considered unstable) that is pre-compiled for your distro do you have to install the Kernel Header file also?

The distro I use is called Peanut Linux.

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Old 12-14-2001, 11:38 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 12-14-2001, 04:27 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 12-14-2001, 04:53 PM   #4
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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...
 
Old 12-14-2001, 10:09 PM   #5
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You can find the lkml archive here, its searchable and a good resource for unusal problems, do a search for "VIA" for some interesting reading.
 
Old 12-15-2001, 03:10 PM   #6
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Today I heard a new one, I learned what pcmcia stands for:

people can't memorize computer industry acronyms

I've read the kernel mailing list before, and having only dipped my toes into the world of stupid, no I've never posted to it. I know how tall I have to be to ride that ride.

Heck, I have a big enough problem with the Linux newsgroup of the University I work for.

Cheers,

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