kernel update

Posted on 1999-06-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I have Linux Slackware 3.6 ( kernel 2.0.35 ).
I would like to update to kernel 2.2.
Where do I get the new kernel ?
How do I update ?
Are there possible problems ?
Question by:BabyBoomer
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Expert Comment

ID: 1634833
1- You could check www.kernel.org for the latest kernel.
2- Read the Kernel HOWTO file available at www.perl.org
3- Yes, there might be possible problems as for all kernel
upgrade. It's best to do a full backup of your system before
doing any upgrade. Or at least backup the old kernel files/directory structure.


Author Comment

ID: 1634834
Wrong, I go to the Slackware homepage and log in with their ftp server. I download the newest bootdisk and rootdisk files with the new kernel and install the kernel from the bootdisk.

Expert Comment

ID: 1634835
You probably want to stick with the 2.2.5 through 2.2.9 kernels rather than 2.2.10, which I have heard has some bugs that are still being worked out.

Accepted Solution

hobbit123 earned 150 total points
ID: 1634836
BabyBoomer, I don't understand. If you know the answer, why do you ask?
BTW, what you propose is not a good idea. A better thing would be to get latest kernel sources from www.kernel.org (there should be a README file in the archive), and recompile your kernel. That'll give you exactly what you want. If you use a kernel compiled by somebody else, it's not as fast as it could be, and supports many devices you won't ever need. That's why you should compile it yourself. It's quite easy. (make clear;make menuconfig; make dep;make zImage). Anyway, RTFM.


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