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Old 03-25-2005, 09:19 AM   #1
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how to choose kernel version before install


Hi all,

Nowadays almost all linux distribs use 2.6.x version kernel as default. Is there a way to choose a 2.4.x kernel before starting to install. Is it support by most linux distribs?(I mean just use a parameter to choose between 2.4 and 2.6).
Thanks, Since my laptop have some problem when using 2.6.x kernel



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Old 03-25-2005, 09:29 AM   #2
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Many distributions will give you a 2.4 or 2.6 option. How it is done usually depends on the distribution. When you boot off the install CD it will usually have a few kernels you can choose from on the bootloader.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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yes I think so. I just want to know how to choose. please step by step for example fedora core 2/3. is there a screem of chooseing the kernel I havent seen before . I think it is a parameter to type in when initralizing.
 
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Well in gentoo, for instance, if you hit F1 at the boot prompt (I believe it is F1... might be F2... it says on the screen what to do) it will list a bunch of kernel options. You type in the option you want. Most distibutions work the same way. They will usually have a little message that says what to do on the bootloader.
 
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oh I see I will try but dont know if fc series is the same like gentoo. if so that would be a good news for me.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:13 AM   #6
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there are 2 problems now,
first I am installing from harddisk so there need to be a command to load in the options.
second there seems no 2.4.x kernel in the fc2 disk. So I think the options are for add or delete modules of kernel. at least in Fc2.

any suggestion?

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