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ikw38 12-22-2002 12:27 AM

I would ike to upgrade my keranl in Mandrake 9
Hi, I would like to upgrade my keranl in Mandrake 9. Problemis they have instructions for RH8 but I have foundnothing on M9.
I have dowloaded the latest patch 2.4.20 and untared it ARK.
What do I do next and wher do I extract it too.


oulevon 12-22-2002 12:39 AM

You'd probably be better off compiling a new kernel rather than patching it. I'm not familiar with Mandrake 9, so I don't know what kernel it uses. Go to here to download the latest kernel sources. And then you can follow the instructions here .

If you insist on patching it, there are instructions in the second link on how to do it. I think you'd be better off learning how to compile a new kernel though. It's really not that difficult. Good Luck.

whansard 12-22-2002 08:02 AM

for a gzipped kernel patch,
assuming your kernel source is in /usr/src/linux

gzip -cd nameofpatch | patch -d /usr/src/linux -p1

ikw38 12-22-2002 01:07 PM

How would ne go about finding out where the kernal is installed at?
whansrds has given me something to try, but in Mandy under the /usr/scr was emapty I created a directory to store my patch into.
I am running Mandy 9 and would like to get this upgraded today if possible.
I tried the other directions and nothing happen so I would assume I did not have the source to replace kernel or right location to do this in.

Thnks ikw38

whansard 12-22-2002 01:28 PM

install the kernel source rpm that came with
your distro

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