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Old 11-01-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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Question Can I upgrade Mandriva 2006's kernel to 2.6.15 or similar?


I want the newest kernel for x86_64 (I need it for ivtv to work with my TV card) but the most recent version "urpmi --update kernel" shows is "kernel-".

I don't want to upgrade to Mandriva 2007 because I couldn't install it.

Any help/pointers greatly appreciated.

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Have you tried downloading just the kernel from Mandriva 2007? You should be able to install it, and have it as a boot option in grub or lilo. When installing it, it will probably change the sym links for /boot/vmlinuz and /boot/initrd.img, but that shouldn't matter if Lilo/Grub point to the actual kernels.

When installing the kernel rpm, use "rpm -i" as opposed to "rpm -U", as rpm will try to delete your current kernel otherwise.
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