Upgrading Kernel question

Posted on 1999-10-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I wish to upgrade to the latest kernel to enable support for the Promise Ultra 66 pci card and enable UDMA mode 4. I am having trouble figuring out the steps needed to complete this. I am running both RedHat 6.0 and Caldera's 2.3 on 2 separate machines.  
Question by:dracobuild

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Download the latest rpms for the kernel. Install.

If you want to do it from the sources, download either the SRPMs or the .*gz files. Make the kernel.

It would be advisable not to uninstall your old kkernel or upgrade it but instead make a fresh install, configure lilo, reboot to ensure that the new kernel is installed properly and then uninstall your old kernel.

The steps given above work for redhat.
I believe Caldera also uses RPMs for installation, so it will work. I am not sure about caldera, because I have no experience with it.

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iharding earned 150 total points
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A very good HOWTO for this can be found at


If you have any questions of this, please post them.  Good luck.

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