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Old 12-06-2003, 06:44 AM   #1
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Kernel activation in SUSE 9

I updated my SUSE with YOU, that should have installed their new kernel, the 2.3.21-144.

But when I type uname -r, it says 2.4.21-99-athlon!

Then I checked the /usr/src and there was the new version: /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-144 and

My question now is, how to activate this newer kernel instead of using the old one!
Old 12-06-2003, 06:59 AM   #2
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I'm rather much of a n00b to Linux, but isn't 2.3 older than 2.4, or am I missing some important method of naming kernel versions here?
Old 12-06-2003, 07:28 AM   #3
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For a binary kernel, the files should appear under /boot.
Files under /usr/src are only for compiling it by hand.

So, if you want to use a new kernel, you must see if it exists under /boot and them instruct your boot loader about its existence.

I add kernel 2.6.0-test11, so, under /boot appear these files:


and so I add an entry into my bootloader config file (/etc/lilo.conf)


and finally I run 'lilo'

Chances are that you are using the grub bootloader, which I don't use but I guess there's a config file under /boot/grub
Old 12-06-2003, 10:53 AM   #4
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thank you very much for this!


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