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Old 02-15-2004, 02:12 AM   #1
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Kernel Explanation


Can ne1 pls explain me what kernel is and how i can get it updated in mandrake 9.2 so my maxtor sata disk get work [i hope]
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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The linux kernel is the linux operating system you can download it from:
http://www.kernel.org/

There is also a section there called "What is Linux?"

There are instructions for installing the kernel in the download. There are also numerous threads that may be of help on this site.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:24 AM   #3
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How big is kernel should be so i recognize if i'm downloading the right thing..?
 
Old 02-18-2004, 02:16 PM   #4
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I think the 2.6 full is about 25Mb.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:37 PM   #5
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FatLinux, is there a reason you want to update your kernel? I don't mean to sound rude, but if you don't know what it is, how do you know you need a newer one? Please don't take this as "you shouldn't update your kernel", quite the contrary - it is certainly an enlightening experience - I am just curious as to your motives.
 
  


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