redhat9 (shrike) kernel version 2.4.20-8
ok...my computer specs, in case it helps:
AMD Athlon XP +2200 @1.8ghz, OC 2.0ghz
nvidia geforce 4, 128mb ddr, 4x (drivers installed, figured that out)
dual booting winxppro and redhat9 on 2 hdd
hdd0 = 120gb Maxtor, winxp
hdd1 = 10gb Western Digital, Redhat 9
I downloaded the redhat9 ISO's from BitTorrent, so apparently I cant get any support or updates out of redhat networks (rhn) until I cough up some $$ for entitlements...??...is this true?
Anyways, the first run through I did a lot of experimenting and have since reinstalled redhat to get a clean slate. (put it this way, the first time it took me an entire day just to figure out how to change runlevel so I could get out of X server and install the nvidia drivers...this second time it took me 10 minutes...and most of that was the reboot...LOL)
During that experimental run I tried to go through rhn and register my system, send them my info, and download the fixes/patches/updates that I needed. In the end it says I cant because I dont have the entitlements or whatever that means. Besides, I didnt like sending them my info in the first place, and now they will NOT get my money because they could have told me before I sent my info that I wasnt going to get anything back from it, now they have my info and I got SQUAT. Reminds me of Microshaft.
Anyway, I would like to figure out how to update my kernel to the latest version, which I believe is 2.4.20-19-9. And also how to apply updates that I need...in fact, how to first find those updates...what is the best way to determine what updates I need?
I dont expect anyone to do the whole thing for me...just pont me in the right direction...Im not lazy...just lookin for a little guidance.