so, i've got a box that, by all accounts, is a rh9 shrike OS.
Linux test.com 2.4.21-20.ELsmp #1 SMP Tue Nov 30 14:55:43 IST 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
this is a vendor "virtual appliance" build. i asked the vendor why they are still on a very old OS and they told me
Originally Posted by my_email_exchange
me: i just noticed that you are still running redhat 9 shrike ??!! thats a very old EOL/EOS platform. why such a outdated OS ?
vendor: According R&D we use Red Hat Enterprise 3.0 Quarterly Update 3 so I don’t know where you see Red Hat 9 signature.
me: cat /etc/redhat-release
vendor: That might be the kernel but for example when we need to download driver for a scsi controller etc, we select enterprise 3 update 3 as the redhat version.
i'm not a linux guru (yet), but it ok to install drivers made for a newer OS onto a older OS ??