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Old 02-04-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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kernel 2.6.2


Hi,

I want to upgrade my 2.6.0 kernel to 2.6.2. At kernel.org, it seems to be a patch. Can someone give me a few pointers or resources about upgrading with a patch?

thanks
 
Old 02-04-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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ok, never mind about that. Rather than apply patches up to 2.6.2, I'm just going to download and install 2.6.2 from source.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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Just for the future you would use in the source directory
patch -p1 ../patch-x.x.x.bx2.
x.x.x if for the version. That does assume your patch is in the directory above the source.

Mike
 
Old 02-05-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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thanks

by the way, can anyone tell me how to remove a kernel?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 06:43 PM   #5
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i assume you mean kernel source, in which case you can just rm the entire dir
 
Old 02-05-2004, 10:07 PM   #6
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well speaking of the patching, you stated that you have 2.6.0, and want to go to 2.6.2 so if you did in fact resort to patching, you would have to patch 2.6.0 to 2.6.1 and then 2.6.1 to 2.6.2 ...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:30 PM   #7
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hi,

yea, i realized that too so I decided to just compile my own 2.6.2. What I really meant by "remove the kernel" is uninstall an older kernel on my system. Right now I have 2.4.21, 2.4.22 and 2.6.0 on my system. I'd like to uninstall some of them. how do i do it?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 01:02 AM   #8
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rm -rf /usr/src/linux-2.6.0
rm -rf /usr/src/linux-2.4.22
.......

You get the idea. You can also go to /boot and delete files that reference your old kernels.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 01:06 AM   #9
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since we are talking about kernels i might as well ask this:
i have installed debian sid(installed woody and apt-get dist-upgraded'd it).
i then compiled kernel 2.6.1 but i get a kernel VFS panic...i think this is becasue the modules for ext2 are inbuild into 2.6.1 and the debian woody install wont let me chooose anything other than ext2.
can someone tell me what i can do about this...i can post the exact error i get if someone needs it.
thanks
 
  


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