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Old 04-21-2006, 04:58 AM   #1
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Upgrade Kernel 2.4 to 2.6

My distro is Redhat Linux 9. Now i want to upgrade my kernel from 2.4 to 2.6. Where the download is available ( I searched so many mirror sites but i dont know which one to download)? Is there any URL which explains the step by step procedure to upgrade?
Old 04-21-2006, 05:18 AM   #2
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Red Hat Linux 9 never had a released 2.6 kernel so you will not find any mirror that has one. Besides that red hat ended support for RHL9 two years ago.

With that said, download the latest released kernel ( from kernel org and build your own. This will require some added work, below are some older links which explain how, good luck. Beware some of the links at these sites no longer work;
Old 04-21-2006, 05:26 AM   #3
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Go to and use the latest stable version... which I believe is (hmmm... shouldn't that be 2.6.16-9?)... though there is nothing wrong with the prepatch and snapshot kernels, if you've never done this before you want the stable one.

You are not losing any real functionality with the 2.4 kernels (2.4.32) since changes to the 2.6 tree get ported to the 2.4 in short order. If you want to improve functionality and ease-of-maintenance, you should change to a more up to date distro altogether

I'm curious... how did you get hold of RH9 and why did you choose it out of all the possibilities?
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Thanx Lenard. I just now started to surf those URLs.


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