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Old 01-14-2005, 03:54 PM   #1
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Upgrading 2.6 kernels.


From a complete newbies point of view, how do I upgrade 2.6.5 to 2.6.9? I don't understand the readme.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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You have two options here.

#1. Apply 4 patches to get your current 2.6.5 source up to 2.6.9
or
#2. Download the full 2.6.9 source and un-pack it to /usr/src/linux-2.6.9

Patching has to be done in order, meaning you have to apply the 2.6.6 patch, then 2.6.7, 2.6.8, and finally 2.6.9. Once those have been applied, your source code will be equal to 2.6.9. Then compile your kernel with make menuconfig and set all your changes.
I had asked a similar question, so check out http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=patch


If you go for downloading the full source, please choose a mirror and not directly from kernel.org. Download it to /usr/src/
tar xvzf linux-2.6.9.tar.gz
cd linux-2.6.9
make menuconfig........


If you need more info, post and I'll check back throughout the night
 
Old 01-15-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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Or just install the ready-made 2.6.9 kernel rpm from Fedora's up2date or yum repository. Latest is kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3. Unless you have some reason to roll your own, which most complete newbies do not.

Do you have up2date or yum set up?
 
  


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