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Old 08-10-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
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update kernel in red hat 9

Hello all. Having a kernel panic problem that I don't know how to solve. Right now I'm trying to tripple boot win 2000 ubuntu 6.06 and red hat 9. My wife wants to study the nuts and bolts. We have a great rh9 book so I repatririoned, updated the grub and installed rh9. All other os's are fine but red hat panics (its a 754 pin sempron 64 processor that supports ddr 400.) I've herd of patching or reinstalling a kernel but have never tried it. My question is can I install 2.6.15 - 17 and have red hat work properly afterword? That kernel works very well in ubuntu but I doubt if I can copy and paste and have everything work just fine. I'm installing rh9 off of an old cd, can I install the kernel first then rh on top of it? You see where I'm going with this, please advise. Any good websites showing this procedure would be greatly appriciated. Thanks for your time.

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Old 08-10-2006, 12:24 PM   #2
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First thing you should know is RHL9 has not been supported by Red Hat for over two years and support from Fedora legacy will end this year also, so basically it is a dead OS.

Since your hava book for RHL9 may I suggest staying in the Red Hat family download/install something like FC5 or CentOS (try the x86_64 bit version since you have a 64-bit CPU);

Fedora Core support is around 18-24 months while CentOS support life is the same as RHEL4 (Currently to Feb 29, 2008 and Maintenance updates to Feb 29, 2012).

While it is possible to download/build/install a 2.6 kernel in RHL9 it is a lot of extra work and time that would be better spent installing and using a modern supported OS.

No you cannot install a 2.6 kernel then install RHL9, it does not work that way. Some old sites as per your request;

A place (for example only) to get either the FC5 or CentOS media if you do not own a burner or have a high speed connection;
Old 08-10-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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Big thanks.

Thanks for the response Lenard. I was afraid it might be a wild goose chase. Could have wasted a lot or time


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