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Old 07-25-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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I have Redhat 9.0 and am trying to upgrade kernel to 2.6.10

My questions:

1.) Does it exist?

I did a search on rpm.net and it includes rpms for that version for mainly Fedora and maybe yellow dog. The highest version I saw for Redhat was 2.9.1 Does this matter? Can I use the rpm for Fedora, or can I expect problems?

2.) I also was expecting to find something that migh look like this:

kernel-2.6.10.amd.rpm I have an AMD processor. do I just use a .i686 rpm?

3.) I downloaded the kernel-2.6.10.blah.src.rpm and ran it. Now I have 500 hundred patches in addition to the kernel. (I also noticed that there is no ".amd" rpm for the kernel - hmmm) No "Readme" was included. How do I go about this!?!? Can I just use the 2.6.10 and install that or am I expected to apply all those patches? In otherwords can I upgrade straight from 2.6.8.1 to 2.6.10 by untarring the kernel2.6.10 file and make bzimage, config, etc, etc? I tried patching it up to 2.6.10 but everytime I try it prompts me for every file that it wants to patch. bzip2 -dc ../patch-2.6.9.bz2 | patch -p1 should just run through all the updates on its own but it just keeps prompting me for each and every individual file within my kernel image, AUGH!!

I have been messing with this for weeks. I made some mistakles along the way with my previous kernel upgrade and I have since then did some upgrades like, gcc 3.2 to gcc 3.3.5. Time is of the essence so my preffered approach is just to find a 2.6.10 kernel rpm (not src.rpm). can anyone help me find this, a link would be nice!

Thanks...

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Old 07-25-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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1) If you use the rpm there shouldn't be a problem. You can also get 2.6.10 if you really need/want it from kernel.org

2) Don't know. This link says some amd processors are i686 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I686
 
Old 07-25-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks!

But can I use 2.6.10 from another ditro (ie, fedora)??

Below is a sample output when I search rpm.net:


kernel-2.6.10-1.771_FC2.i686.html The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system) Fedora Core 2 Updates for i386 kernel-2.6.10-1.771_FC2.i686.rpm
kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3.xbox.i686.html The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system) SourceForge kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3.xbox.i686.rpm

Of the two, does it matter which one I use? What is sourceforge? I looked em' up but they just seem to be a portal, no an distro like debian or Redhat. An xbox!??! What is that xbox part in blah_FC3.exbox.i686.rpm!?!
 
Old 07-25-2005, 03:16 PM   #4
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Sourceforge is a site for projects. Check it out http://sourceforge.net

I wouldn't mix different distros as that's bound to go wrong sometime. Better to get the kernel from http://kernel.org then if you really need it.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 08:38 AM   #5
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But can I use 2.6.10 from another ditro (ie, fedora)??
If in doubt grab a kernel from www.kernel.org and compile it yourself with the features you need.

Fedora started using SELinux in FC2 and up (maybe it was just FC3, I forget) so their kernel rpms are SELinux enabled kernels. There is an option to turn it off via a boot option (think grub, lilo, etc.) but I still suggest the DIY approach.

If nothing else you'll learn more that way and it will be tailored for your system.

If you do go with a 2.6 series kernel be prepared to upgrade often as the 2.6 series is not a stable kernel series (unlike the 2.4).
 
  


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