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Old 02-24-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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ram on it's way


a kernel thing again ...


1gb ram on its way. kernel upgrades were entirely done from "up2date", should i remove the rpm'd kernels, or just d/l and compile.?

or remove rpm'd up2date kernels. and up2 date again?

and if i compile will it effect the rpm 'd kernel ? <--- i don't think so

i've compiled all except anything from "up2date" and initial install(if that matters.)

i'm sure this might have been ask'd allready....
i could be here for hours, searching for my answers
 
Old 02-24-2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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a kernel thing again ...


1gb ram on its way. kernel upgrades were entirely done from "up2date", should i remove the rpm'd kernels, or just d/l and compile.?

A RedHat RPM'ed kernel is kinda like a salad bar fit to everyone's taste... they've even included that jello thing with floating orange peels in it, and you just don't need that: download and compile. Keep whatever old kernels you have around... heck, you can have 16 I think under LILO, more under Grub...

Remember to maximize for your architecture and remember in the top level to turn on "High Memory Support"

Cheers,

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Old 02-26-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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ok simple question again...

all aplications were compiled, will they be ok, after i compile a new kernel?

i should know this by now !
 
Old 02-26-2003, 11:33 PM   #4
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Keep whatever old kernels you have around... heck, you can have 16 I think under LILO, more under Grub...
LOL. That's the bad thing about an 80GB disk: you tend to become a pack rat.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 01:07 AM   #5
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ok simple question again...

all aplications were compiled, will they be ok, after i compile a new kernel?
Yep, fine. The last big neurosis was between 2.4.10 and later where new modules wouldn't compile against older kernels... blah blah blah, yeah mod-utils is the only ever worry and as far as I know, you could compile and run a 2.2.x kernel and nothing will flake. A 2.5.x will have some issues...

Cheers,

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Old 02-27-2003, 07:30 PM   #6
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great thanks !!
 
  


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