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Old 08-11-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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What od i do with this file? Kernel updating

when i get a kernel update from , waht do i do with it, how do i update my kernel?
Old 08-11-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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First, there are thousands of kernel-compiling howtos floating around, including at least one here in the wiki. That is your first step. There is also instructions in the readme and install files in the kernel package you downloaded.

Edit: Here is the howto from the LQ wiki:

Second, I see you are running SuSE. Using a vanilla kernel with a SuSE box is a bad idea in my opinion. I ran SuSE for years and using vanilla kernels has always been bad. SuSE does some Novellish magic with their kernels, patching and such, and it is much easier on the user to stick with SuSE provided kernels. That is not to say you cannot recompile your existing kernel, or compile a new one from the kernel source package (available in YaST), just make sure you are using a SuSE kernel package.

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Old 08-12-2005, 05:54 AM   #3
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Kernel Rebuild Guide

when i get a kernel update from , waht do i do with it, how do i update my kernel?
This just sounds to me like you are getting ready to mess up your system. But hey... thats how we learn.


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