Upgrading Red Hat kernel via RPM?
jpenix at projectdesign.com
Wed Aug 29 15:20:50 PDT 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dario Alcocer [mailto:alcocer at helixdigital.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:51 PM
> To: kplug-list at kernel-panic.org
> Subject: RE: Upgrading Red Hat kernel via RPM?
> Actually, the thing I was curious about was: how far forward one can
> expect to upgrade? In other words, upgrading Red Hat 7.1 to 2.4.9
> should be minimal effort, given that 7.1 already uses a 2.4.x kernel.
> However, with Red Hat 5.2, you're leaping from 2.0.x to 2.4.x,
> skipping the stable 2.2.x line. Is there any reason why this would be
It wouldn't be impossible, but might be difficult... the 2.4 kernel puts
some things in different places (proc and modules have modified layout from
2.2 for example), so some of the scripts on an older non-2.4 aware RedHat
This is why RedHat 7.0 was considered "2.4 ready" even though it came with a
2.2 kernel. All the scripts were aware of what might change if a 2.4 kernel
were dropped in.
RedHat 6.2 out of the box will throw some errors with a 2.4 kernel, but you
can download updated initscripts and modutils that fix everything. I'm not
sure about 6.1 or earlier... might take some hands-on hacking, but I'm sure
it's doable. Might not be fun though :^)
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