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Old 08-14-2004, 12:37 PM   #1
Crayzie
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Question 9.1 and new kernels


Im currently running Mandrake 9.1 on my p2 233 MHz, 320 MB ram.. 8 mb ATI Rage XL, 6 and 12 GB HDDs

I was wondering if it would be a good idea or even if its possible to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.*, and maybe a little summary on how to do this..

Thanks

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Old 08-14-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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also...

Im also using the kernel that came with mdk 9.1

(zach@blackbox) $ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.21-0.13mdk (flepied@bi.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.2.2 (Mandrake Linux 9.1 3.2.2-3mdk)) #1 Fri Mar 14 15:08:06 EST 2003

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Old 08-14-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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There really is no reason why you shouldn't, but you will probably need to install the module-init-tools package. Download the kernel source and extract it to your intended build area. Open your favourite terminal window (e.g. konsole) cd to the kernel source directory and do
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make oldconfig
That will set up the options for the 2.6.* kernel using your current kernel config.
Then you should
Code:
make bzImage modules
and let the source build.
Once that finishes simply su and enter your root password, then type
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make modules_install
to install the kernel modules. To install the kernel in /boot/ and update your bootloader (grub/lilo) type
Code:
if you use lilo.....
installkernel -lL <version> arch/i386/boot/bzImage System.map


if you use grub.....
installkernel -gL <version> arch/i386/boot/bzImage System.map
when you next reboot, you will hopefully see a new entry on your bootloader menu.
 
  


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