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Old 06-21-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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How to upgrade kernel 2.6.13 or higher


I have installed RedHat Linux Enterprise WS 4 on my notebook. However, I want to upgrade my kernel.
Can anyone give me link to download 2.6.13 or higher and how to upgrade them step by step.

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Go to and download the latest stable kernel (full sources). Extract it to /usr/src and make the linux symlink point to the new folder with "rm linux; ln -s linux-kernel-version"(just for convenience). Next, cd into the linux folder and type "make gconfig" (for Gnome), "make qconfig" (for QT/KDE), or "make menuconfig" (menu-based terminal, my preferred method). Next, you need to select the modules that apply to your computer. Search around and you'll find a guide. Next, save the configuration. Type "make bzImage", "make modules", and then "make install". Then you need to update your bootloader. These are the instructions for Grub. If you use Lilo, I can't help you. Copy /usr/src/linux/arch/your architecture/boot/bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz-kernel-version. Change the vmlinuz symlink to point to the new kernel like with the linux symlink. Next, edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. Make a section like this:
title=RedHat Linux any other stuff you want to see in the menu
root (your Red Hat partition but subtract 1 from the numbers (/dev/hda5 becomes hd0,4))
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/Red Hat device (hda4)
Reboot and feel up to date!
Old 06-22-2006, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help..
I tried to install successfully.
However, when I reboot my notebook and open in new kernel it's getting hand during botting..

Where I am doing mistake?? Do I need to verify somewhere??

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What exactly do you mean by it's getting hand during booting?

What are the exact errors you're getting?
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