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Old 07-20-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
Registered: May 2003
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Distribution: Red Hat Linux 9
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hi ... jus a couple questions..

i've tried to get a the red hat enterprise kernel sources but it doesn't seem to be on the cds there's a bunch of application source codes all in rpms.. and there's about 800 of them but nothing about the kernel.

i've deccided to go ahead and download a different kernel from a website...
"linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2" it is supposedly the latest stable kernel available on that website.. but im jus wondering..

my red hat linux kernel is 2.4.21-15.0.3.EL (exactly the way it's written)
if i were to configure and install the new kernel will it damage my computer in anyway? and if it's not something i want is there a way to remove kernels from my laptop?

and for those who are familiar with red hat where can i download or get the kernel source codes? and do i have to copy all those rpms over to my hardrive to configure the kernel.

my ultimate goal is to rebuild a kernel in order to install chipsets for my winmodem and to install a ma111 wlan.

any and all responses are greatly apreciated.
Old 07-20-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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Okay andox, this is what I would do:

1.) Get yum if you don't already have it. here's a link for Red Hat 9.0:

Use "rpm -ivh" to install yum.

2.) After yum has been installed issue the following:

"yum upgrade"

This will take about 15 to 20 minutes, maybe even more.

Once upgrading has finished you can restart linux. Then at the GRUB boot-loader you'll see two options of linux:
  • linux-blahblah-your_new_kernel_version
  • linux-blahblah-your_old_kernel_version

This way you can try installing the winmodem shit by using the new_kernel_version and in case there are any problems you can still use the old_kernel_version. Get the drift?

Here's some more info that might help:

Hope this helps!



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