upgrading SuSE 7.0
I have a nice, stable SuSE 7.0 system which was installed by somebody else about 3 years ago. I now need to upgrade the PC on which it is running and a number of the new hardware components are not recognised by the OS. As an experiment, I have installed a clean SuSE 9.1 on a new HD, and this recognises the hardware ok, but I haven't been able to get my proprietory application software to run on this. I don't want to compile new kernels unless absolutely necessary. Is it possible to just replace my existing 2.2.16 kernel with a default 2.6.x kernel? If so, how do I go about it? If not, what options are available?