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Old 08-29-2001, 07:43 AM   #1
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kernel update


I went to www.kernel.org to update my kernel but i don't see any rpm package... what do i need to update my kernel and is there different ways of doing so.
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Old 08-29-2001, 10:52 AM   #2
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It depends on what you have now.

Look for the kernel rpm on the Distributions web site (e.g. www.redhat.com).

You may have a problem if it is an old kernel, as you may have to upgrade other packages too.

Give a bit more info (distribution, current version...)

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Old 08-29-2001, 04:07 PM   #3
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Old 08-30-2001, 03:37 AM   #4
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Check out Red Hats web site...

get the Kernel Upgrade HOWTO, read it, and see if you can do it from that. (remember to make sure you have a boot disc from your current system for if things go wrong).

The Kernel rpm can be downloaded from Red Hat too.

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Old 08-30-2001, 05:58 PM   #5
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i don't think the kernel comes as an rpm... it's a .tar.gz file. rpms are usually pre-compiled. pre-compiling kinda defeats the purpose of a kernel upgrade.
 
Old 08-31-2001, 05:20 AM   #6
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No, Red Hat supply pre-compiled RPM packaged kernels - you just have to make sure you get one that works. The Kernel Upgrade HOWTO explains how to install them.


I guess it depends on how techy you are, and why you want to upgrade. After all, the rpm upgrade is pretty scarry, a kernel recompile is a nightmare if you have never done stuff like this before.

A kernel compiled for a 386 will work on a 586, but not as well. Whether casual users would notice a difference is doubtful.

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Old 08-31-2001, 06:10 AM   #7
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try rpmfind.net and search keyword "kernel"
 
Old 08-31-2001, 04:20 PM   #8
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Originally posted by joe1011010
No, Red Hat supply pre-compiled RPM packaged kernels - you just have to make sure you get one that works. The Kernel Upgrade HOWTO explains how to install them.
...i was referring to the packages from www.kernel.org. but... then again, i recompile my kernel at least once every month or so. i think pretty much any linux distro's site will have pre-compiled rpm's ready for download.
 
  


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