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Old 09-09-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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Question how to upgrade kernel 2.4 to 2.6??

am running redhat 9 with kernel 2.4.., i wanted to install the most recent linux kernel and i downloaded the patch patch-2.6.13-git9.bz2, but any idea on how to install it!! and is it better than the older kernel??
Old 09-09-2005, 06:16 PM   #2
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There are lots of docs online as well as here on how to update a kernel. Try searching for them, you will find lots of walkthroughs, esp for redhat.
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Also, if you're going from 2.4 to 2.6 you probably need to download the whole source code and compile that rather than use patches.

That's not for redhat, but it should help you get started.
Old 09-09-2005, 09:07 PM   #4
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Hello there,
if you don't have experience of compiling kernel then you can follow the instructions given in a tut by "DrOzz" in LQ DrOzz's newbie guide for kernel compilation

now the things which you should keep in mind :
1. Since you are moving from 2.4 to 2.6, so ( what i know ) you should not use the "./config" file of 2.4 which is found in /boot in redhat 9.

2. You should use ".config" of 2.6 ( which in slackware 10.0 is found in "testing" folder in second cd. But i'm very sorry i don't know about RH9 ( may be you do not need to have it ))

3. Be damn slow in kernel compilation. What i mean is keep on compiling it time to time and not in a single sitting ( unless you are master in it )

4. A "master" friend of mine ( who has more than 5000 posts on this forum ) adviced me "not to compile RH9 2.4 to 2.6", as he says it gives too much of problems ( i don't have personal experience with it )



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