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Old 11-02-2005, 04:57 PM   #1
batorma
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Mandriva Kernel of the Day


I've recently decided to switch from suse 10 to mandriva 2006 but need to update the kernel, i was wondering if anyone knows a link where I can find the latest packaged kernel similar to the kernel of the day for suse found at ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ap...el-of-the-day/

..Or, on second thought, would those same rpm's work for me in Mandriva? Perhaps? Hmmm

Thanks everybody!

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Old 11-02-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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Re: Mandriva Kernel of the Day

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Originally posted by batorma
I've recently decided to switch from suse 10 to mandriva 2006 but need to update the kernel, i was wondering if anyone knows a link where I can find the latest packaged kernel similar to the kernel of the day for suse found at ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ap...el-of-the-day/

..Or, on second thought, would those same rpm's work for me in Mandriva? Perhaps? Hmmm

Thanks everybody!
Have you tried using the package manager (RPMDrake) to find it? If so, have you set up your system to search the additional repositories using http://www.easyurpmi.com ? I have found that after checking all the options there, and running them in the konsole, I can find just about anything through the package manager.

The Suse RPM could very likely work, but I certainly don't recommend it unless you don't mind reinstalling. With Mandriva, the package manager is always the best way to install anything. If you can't find what you are looking for there then try googling for it at http://www.google.com/linux and look for Mandrake specific RPMS.

You can use other distro specific RPMS for installing applications, but for something as important as updating the kernel I would stick with Mandrake packages just to be safe.

Hope that helps!

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Old 11-02-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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if you need a newer kernel, i would download one from kernel.org and then "cat /proc/config.gz|gunzip>.config" in the extracted directory. then you "make xconfig" to select your processor type,"make;make install;make install_modules" to compile and install,and then you add an entry to lilo. I use grub and i don't remember how to use lilo, sorry. This will give you the option of selecting features and tuning performance to your CPU. Do a search on kernel configuration if you don't know how to configure/install the kernel.

On the other hand, the SuSE kernels will probably work for you, but you will have to add them to lilo by hand, which i forgot how to do.

Why do you need a newer kernel?
 
Old 11-02-2005, 11:44 PM   #4
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2.6.14 has SD support for my Winbond SD card reader in my laptop. I think I might just give the suse packaged kernel a go, i really don't feel like configuring it from scratch, i have before and have gone terribly astray.

And I use grub too, so I don't need to worry about updating my bootloader.
 
  


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