LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2006, 09:37 PM   #1
aydindemirci
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Izmir/Turkey
Distribution: Xandros
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
upgrading kernel


Can anyone tell me how long does it take upgrading to 2.6? it depends on cpu or ram? But I think you can tell me avarage time??? thanks
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
tangle
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Smithville, TN
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,745

Rep: Reputation: 71
I have a Toshiba laptop with a 1.6ghz Pentium M and 512mb of ram. It takes me about 20 minutes to compile the kernel.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:47 PM   #3
aydindemirci
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Izmir/Turkey
Distribution: Xandros
Posts: 73

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
completed

yes, at the end.
It has finished about 30 minutes after. Thank you
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:51 PM   #4
tuxrules
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 1,152

Rep: Reputation: 60
You don't have to start a new thread on the same topic...you already have a kernel thread running. It would be more appropriate to post in the same thread.

Tux,
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:54 PM   #5
aydindemirci
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Izmir/Turkey
Distribution: Xandros
Posts: 73

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
sorry

sorry I am so beginner.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:47 AM   #6
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 8,497
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951Reputation: 2951
I would like to append a cautionary-tale here for anyone who is now running a 2.4 kernel and is contemplating an upgrade to 2.6 ...

Changing the major release level of your kernel (from the command line, use uname -s) is something that you should do by installing a new "distro," or the appropriate new CD-ROM of the "distro" that you are now using. There are numerous, sometimes subtle differences between the major-releases which make the transition process tricky to perform; but it has been altogether automated by the distro-writers.

Second, any change to the kernel (or to certain system libraries such as glibc) is a non-trivial process that you should read about carefully, practice and master ... considering what you are about to do, what impact upon the system it may have, and what your "exit strategy" is. You certainly need to have a "rescue CD" and to have practiced with it so that you actually know how to use it. It helps considerably to have a second computer, also with access to the Internet, for use while you upgrade the first. You can find your system seriously hosed... if you "go off half-cocked."

A search of this site .. of the forum, the wiki, the FAQs and so-on .. should be a compulsory exercise before you engage in any upgrade.

Also, you should always be working with the latest distribution materials. It's no good to grab that "Red Hat 7" disk that you got at a used-book store, when you could download and burn, or order, a CD-ROM of a "Fedora Core." A lot of things happen in the Linux world and they happen very fast.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
problems occured after upgrading kernel and kernel-utils parv Fedora 0 05-02-2005 06:21 PM
Upgrading kernel on Debian from 2.4 to 2.6.8, Kernel Panic omlette Linux - General 3 03-07-2005 07:00 AM
Upgrading Kernel grilledsalad Linux - General 2 01-03-2005 05:09 PM
upgrading to kernel 2.6.9 turi Red Hat 2 11-09-2004 09:24 AM
Upgrading the kernel AMDPwred Linux - General 3 03-01-2003 02:04 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration