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Old 11-25-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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upgrading SuSE 7.0

I have a nice, stable SuSE 7.0 system which was installed by somebody else about 3 years ago. I now need to upgrade the PC on which it is running and a number of the new hardware components are not recognised by the OS. As an experiment, I have installed a clean SuSE 9.1 on a new HD, and this recognises the hardware ok, but I haven't been able to get my proprietory application software to run on this. I don't want to compile new kernels unless absolutely necessary. Is it possible to just replace my existing 2.2.16 kernel with a default 2.6.x kernel? If so, how do I go about it? If not, what options are available?

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I wouldn't think so, not using SuSE rpm's, anyway.

The thing is that the modutils for the 2.6 kernels are
different, so you'll have to upgrade quite a few more
things than the kernel itself. I don't know how many
dependency issues there are/would be, but it will
clearly affect more than just the kernel-image and
the module utlilties.



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