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Old 12-18-2003, 08:09 AM   #1
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Upgrading to 2.6

Hey guys i have a question

I would like to upgrade my linux 2.4 kernel to 2.6
are there any other thing i need to do exept compiling the kernel.
Old 12-18-2003, 08:24 AM   #2
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For building the 2.6 kernel

Take and read the following:

You need to get the module-init-tools.

Use lspci -v to help select your hardware. This will be helpful for configuring the 2.6 kernel.

make mrproper
make menuconfig
make modules_install
make install

Then modify you lilo.conf or grub.txt

make install installs vmlinuz into the boot directory along with
It creates a symbolic link to you old vmlinuz -> vmlinuz.old and System.old

All you need to do is add entry for the old vmlinuz. I use lilo.conf

This is mine....


** This would be you redhat config. **
append="hdc=scsi hdd=scsi apm=power-off nomce"

If you are using lilo, issue lilo -v or modify you menu.lst for grub.

Hope this helps. The more people use 2.6 the better.
Old 12-18-2003, 08:31 AM   #3
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So no recompiling binutils or so??
Old 12-18-2003, 10:31 AM   #4
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might help you out too.


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