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Old 06-22-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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Just a quick question about kernels

I'm using red hat 8.0 with kernel 2.4.18-14, would I have to upgrade to a Fedora core to upgrade my system or what? Because I tried to compile kernel 2.6.7 and ended up screwing it all up, it was something with the initrd image. Thanks
Old 06-22-2004, 08:42 PM   #2
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You should be able to run kernel 2.6 with redhat 8.
You probably just made a mistake when compiling and setting up the new kernel...

I hope this helps
Old 06-22-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions correctly, the last step where I did a make install I got an error reguarding templates, which I did research on and I read that it wasnt a real problem and it should still boot into the new kernel, but it didnt boot, I got a kernel panic about init? and then it froze there. lilo.conf and grub.conf seemed okay, I changed the paths and still have a problem
Old 06-23-2004, 01:25 AM   #4
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you shouldn't have done a make install
copy your arch/i386/bzImage to /boot and then manually add an entry to grub.conf /lilo.conf

from your /usr/src/linux directory, do a

cp arch/i386/bzImage /boot/bzImage-2.6.7
/sbin/mkinitrd initrd-2.6.7 2.6.7
cp initrd-2.6.7 /boot/initrd-2.6.7

edit grub.conf and add the following lines

title Redhat 8.0 kernel 2.6.7
kernel /boot/bzImage-2.6.7
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.7

hope this helps


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