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Old 02-26-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Vanilla kernel

Hi all, when reading my redhat linux 9 book on WineX it says the following
"To use WineX in Red Hat Linux, TransGaming recommends that you download a vanilla kernel from and boot that on your Red Hat system before running games with WineX."

ok so a fast question or 2

1. what does the phrase "vanilla kernel" mean? does it mean like a plain kernel?
2. i went to the site ( downloaded the latest one and am ready to install it using the totorial thats stickey'ed to this form, but the problem is that looks like it removes your other kernel, and all i want to do now is boot in it to use WineX. Again I am a new to linux so any info would help

also, would i boot from kernel to kernel with grub?
Old 02-26-2004, 11:25 PM   #2
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More reading. As you can see here Linux is as Unix Kernel cored. There can be only one Just get the latest possible after confirming that your distro is compatible. And I thought learning Linux was going to be boring! Just kidding! Good luck!
Old 03-21-2004, 12:25 PM   #3
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ya i have the same book, but where on the site is it ?, i am also a newb to linux but i can't find it on the site


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