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Old 06-02-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Patching the kernel

I'm currently using kernel 2.6.8.

I have downloaded patches for 2.6.9 and 2.6.10.

How do these work? Is there potentially anything negative that can come out of this?
Old 06-02-2005, 07:37 PM   #2
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Do you have the source code patches? Then you'd apply each in turn (2.6.9 and then 2.6.10) to your kerne source tree, recompile the kernel, and boot into the new kernel. There are several threads here at LQ about recompiling the kernel, and the usual gotchas apply (keep a copy of your old kernel around in case of problems).


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