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shea1roh 10-16-2004 05:31 PM

which kernel
I installed Mandrake 10.1 on my laptop & everything seems to be fine. I downloaded drivers for my cisco wireless card & they only work with kernel v 2.4.xx. I don't remember having an option when I installed but I have read about switching kernel versions. How do I get v 2.4 so I can use my wireless? Thanks

opjose 10-16-2004 05:34 PM

I BELIEVE the 2.4 kernel, kernel-source & kernel-docs are on the first installation CD.

These must be manually installed by mounting the disk

rpm -Uvh


When you reboot you'll get a new startup option to boot from the 2.4 kernel.

Lenard Spencer 10-20-2004 02:37 AM

Unfortunately, 10.1 Community does NOT include any 2.4.x kernels, so you'll have to go to and download the latest one (2.4.27 is the last STABLE kernel of that series). I just got 2.6.9 for my Slack 10 installation and while it is not difficult to compile and install, it can be rather confusing to configure. Just make sure that anything that currently loads as modules are compiled as modules in your build.

Hope it works out for you.

opjose 10-20-2004 03:29 AM

This being the case then you are better off downloading the 10.0 Mandrake RPM's for the 2.4 kernel.

You'll need the kernel and the kernel-source rpms.

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