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Old 03-13-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
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How can I get my kernel from a 2.4 to a 2.6.7?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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Maybe if you'd tell us what distro you're running we could be of more help. Meanwhile, if you just want to change your kernel, go to ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ and pick what you want.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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I would like to learn to upgrade my kernel to the new 2.6 as well.
I do not know any of the commands to do it, or even how to start to go about it.
I have redhat 9 with the standard 2.4 kernel. Is there a place in particular that can
teach how to upgrade and really configure the kernel to what i need?

- Jason
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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Why 2.6.7 and not 2.6.10+.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:48 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Jasondt2001
I would like to learn to upgrade my kernel to the new 2.6 as well.
I do not know any of the commands to do it, or even how to start to go about it.
In this case it is better to upgrade your kernel using RedHat's package manager rather than compiling it. I don't have experience with rpms but wait until a RedHat user shows around or you can go post on their forum as well.
@reddazz: 2.6.11.3 is just out!
 
Old 03-13-2005, 02:22 PM   #6
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Thats a pain in the butt coz last night I just compiled 2.6.11.2. Maybe I better skip odd numbers, but knowing myself I won't be able to resist the temptation of compiling the newest kernel.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 03:36 PM   #7
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I've upgraded 2.4 -> 2.6 on a RH9 machine at work and it's a bit of a pain because you need to install the module-init-tools before you can update the kernel. After that it's just a standard kernel compile, which has been discussed extensively on this forum (see the thread, I think it's in Linux-General). Do try to compile everything your system absolutely needs into the kernel though (not as a module) in case there's a problem with the new module-init-tools (happens sometimes, in my experience).
 
Old 03-17-2005, 07:18 PM   #8
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Sorry, I'm using the download mandrake, and I need to upgrade it to use my wusb54g network adapter. The responses I've been getting is that I need at least 2.6.7.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 07:32 PM   #9
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For mandrake, you can install a kernel package. It will set up everything for you. You might want to install the matching kernel-source package also.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 08:29 PM   #10
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In Mandrake, as jschiwal says, you can install the kernel package.
Get urpmi sources from EasyURPMI and install them per the instructions, then just enter
urpmi kernel.h-2.6.8.1-12mdk
or whichever kernel you want...
That will install the new kernel alongside your current one. If you want, you can go back to the old one.
Do get the corresponding kernel source, also.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 08:33 PM   #11
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Sorry, that should have been
kernel-2.6.8.1.12mdk
 
Old 03-19-2005, 10:27 AM   #12
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by TxLonghorn
[B]In Mandrake, as jschiwal says, you can install the kernel package.

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