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Old 01-13-2002, 08:29 PM   #1
Relfx
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Kernal problems


Hi everyone,

I have a few questions for you guys. I recently started using red hat 7.2 workstation and I noticed that my kernal is 2.4.10 How can I get a stable version like 2.4.17 where must I go to get this stable kernal and how do I install it?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 01-13-2002, 09:23 PM   #2
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Let me clarify a few things in case you guys need more info. I am running red hat 7.2 workstation I got the cds from the red hat 7.2 bible written by Christopher Negus.

I would like to know if there is a site where I can get the current most stable version of the kernal which is 2.4.17 since I have 2.4.10 which is currently unstable considering the even number it has at the end.
 
Old 01-13-2002, 11:30 PM   #3
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You're suggesting that every other linux release is unstable? The kernel release 2.4.18 will be unstable? I don't think they would release it if they knew that ahead of time.

As far as I'm concerned the only thing that makes a kernel unstable for me are problems that direcly affect what I do. I'm running the 2.4.5 kernel, which is much older than the "stable" 2.4.17 release, but I have no problems with it. In fact, if it were not for VFS changes and changes to my ata100 drivers that were made in 2.4 I would still be using 2.2.16. I usually don't upgrade for the heck of it, the move to 2.4 forced me to rewrite all my firewall scripts. It usually takes a big bug for me to download and build a new kernel.

What problems do you see with the 2.4.10 kernel?

If you want to shop for a new kernel go to: www.kernel.org
 
Old 01-14-2002, 12:01 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Relfx
Let me clarify a few things in case you guys need more info. I am running red hat 7.2 workstation I got the cds from the red hat 7.2 bible written by Christopher Negus.

I would like to know if there is a site where I can get the current most stable version of the kernal which is 2.4.17 since I have 2.4.10 which is currently unstable considering the even number it has at the end.
actually the even number at the end is just the patch or updated kernel 2.4.x or whatever..
its the second number in the version number where when its a odd number it is a unstable release.. like right now.. they are working on 2.5.x kernel.. the 5 makes it a unstable kernel so most likely the next stable kernel will be 2.6.x after they are done testing the 2.5.x kernel.. hope this helps clarify and won't confuse anyone reading this...
 
  


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