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Old 09-07-2007, 03:26 PM   #1
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How do you downgrade your kernel version?

Hi there,
I'm trying to install a VIA VT6421 PCI Raid Controller. To use this device I have to install a kernel patch. They require kernel version 2.6.21 and I currently have version 2.6.22 on my system.

With their patch, they have instructions to use pre-compiled patches which are included or manually compile the drivers for those with kernel that is not 2.6.21. I tried the manual way and got stuck so I thought I would try to change kernel versions first, then install the pre-compiled patch.

How can I downgrade my kernel?

Old 09-07-2007, 09:40 PM   #2
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How can I downgrade my kernel?
Very carefully, please review the installation material again. Take your time and ask yourself a couple of things while reading. Do they say that the pre-compiled patches which are included are for an Fedora Core kernel or just for the 2.6.21 kernel in general, there is a difference. If they just say a 2.6.21 kernel then you want a vanilla kernel, one that has not been modified by the fine Fedora folks. In this case download;

Visit: get the file: lkn_pdf.tar.bz2 to have handy for review/reference.

This is your best bet, as Fedora an others typically retire (read remove) older rpm packages when newer updates become available.

You may have luck here, do make sure if available you get the kernel for your unlisted version of Fedora;

good luck.


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