Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2003, 08:24 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Updated kernel and system started locking up?

I am using a Dell Poweredge 2550 dual PIII 1.4 gig server with 1 gig of RAM. I have Redhat 7.3 installed and have updated to the latest kernel which is kernel-smp-2.4.18-27.7.x. I would like to revert back to an earlier kernel that was more stable but don't know how to do so. Also being a newbie to linux i have uninstalled all the older kernels that were on my system. So which kernel is most stable for 7.3 and how do i end up going back to it. Please let me know if you need any more info bout my system in order to help me out.
Old 04-17-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Linux Mint 17, Debian 8
Posts: 7,863

Rep: Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311
roll your own

You can hunt around through the kernels that come with Red Hat 7.3 until you find the best fit.


You can go to and download the latest stable kernel source. Do your own kernel compile. The first time you compile your own kernel it will be hellasiously complicated. It will take you several tries to get it right.

When you are finished you will have a kernel that is more stable, smaller, and faster than any of the canned Red Hat kernels. In the process your knowledge of Linux will take a quantum leap upward. You will also learn how to manage frustration.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This system may not be updated until it is associated with a channel mrpc_cambodia Linux - General 4 06-16-2005 10:00 PM
system locking up ??? michael_util Linux - General 4 09-15-2004 11:28 AM
System fully updated, but it isn't arthur1968 Fedora 2 12-17-2003 05:48 AM
System locking up Drogo Linux - Hardware 1 08-25-2003 08:26 PM
Updated kernel and system has been locking up liljnr70 Linux - Newbie 1 04-16-2003 05:13 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration