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Old 03-07-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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Can i install Kernel 2.6.3 via Yum / Apt?

I am new to Linux so wondered if i could install the latest kernel via Yum or Apt

Old 03-07-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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Sure can I use apt all the time. It has been a while since I ran lilo for my boot loader but If I remember correctly I always needed to do a
/sbin/lilo -v
to update the boot loader after installing the kernel.

Grub on the other hand has been problem free of this. I never need to do anything with grub.
apt-cache search kernel#2.4.22*
apt-get install kernel#2.4.22-1.2174.nptl

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Old 03-08-2004, 05:18 AM   #3
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Ahhh i got it working in the end by just downloading a few files and then had fun trying to get my USB mouse working

Now i have to attempt to get my DVB-T TV card working! (any ideas?)
Old 03-08-2004, 09:28 PM   #4
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Did you end up using Yum to upgrade the kernel? Im researching doing the same thing at the moment.
Old 03-09-2004, 08:05 AM   #5
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No i just downloaded the kernel and kernel-source and installed it that way Info on, it was very simple - just the USB that is a pain
Old 03-09-2004, 10:22 AM   #6
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Here's the hyperlink to the upgrade.

Just follow all of his instructions, including the appended ones, and you won't have problems with the kernel. I did everything at once, including making the necessary changes for my USB devices and I was able to use my USB keyboard and mouse when I rebooted into 2.6.3.

I don't have sound now, but I believe that's because you need to install ALSA sound drivers with 2.6.x

I'm not for sure if you need the source rpms. Could someone confirm or unconfirm this?

Good luck!


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