Need Help - Update Kernel version 2.4.6 - Help

This is a discussion on Need Help - Update Kernel version 2.4.6 - Help ; I've recently download linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 from www.kernel.org . What is the easy method to update this kernel ? What should i use : patch-2.6.7.bz2 OR linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 ? Is there any difference at update method if i would download gzip file (linux-2.6.7.tar.gz) ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Need Help - Update Kernel version 2.4.6

  1. Need Help - Update Kernel version 2.4.6

    I've recently download linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 from www.kernel.org .

    What is the easy method to update this kernel ?

    What should i use : patch-2.6.7.bz2 OR linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 ?

    Is there any difference at update method if i would download gzip file
    (linux-2.6.7.tar.gz) ?


    My current installed linux:
    Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
    Version: 2.4.20-8
    Section: Single Processor
    Arch: athlon

    Hardware:
    AMD Duron 800 MHZ (Spitfire)
    M/B: MSI 6330 K7T
    192 MB SDRAM
    nVIDIA TNT2 32 MB

    Thanks,
    M Nasir U Sarker

  2. Re: Need Help - Update Kernel version 2.4.6

    Sat, 31 Jul 2004 14:15:58 -0700 tarihinde, M Nasir Uddin Sarker dedi ki:

    > I've recently download linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 from www.kernel.org .
    >
    > What is the easy method to update this kernel ?
    >
    > What should i use : patch-2.6.7.bz2 OR linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 ?
    >
    > Is there any difference at update method if i would download gzip file
    > (linux-2.6.7.tar.gz) ?
    >
    >
    > My current installed linux:
    > Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
    > Version: 2.4.20-8
    > Section: Single Processor
    > Arch: athlon


    Please don't try major kernel upgrades if you're not proficient enough for
    the task (in which case you wouldn't ask how to do that). I would suggest
    upgrading to Mandrake-10.0, which is also rpm based and much more user
    friendly than RH. (RH9 is starting to show its oldage and you would need a
    distro upgrade anyway.)

    --
    Abdullah | aramazan@ |
    Ramazanoglu | myrealbox |
    ________________| D-O-T cm |


  3. Re: Need Help - Update Kernel version 2.4.6

    In article ,
    M Nasir Uddin Sarker wrote:
    >I've recently download linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 from www.kernel.org .


    OK - that's the full source tarball. Have you looked at all of the
    documentation files that come with it?

    >What is the easy method to update this kernel ?


    Update it to what? Last I looked, 2.6.8 is only a release candidate.

    >What should i use : patch-2.6.7.bz2 OR linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 ?


    [compton ~]$ whatis patch
    patch (1) - apply a diff file to an original
    [compton ~]$

    To use the patch, you would need the 2.6.6 source, and use the
    patch-2.6.7 to _change_ linux-2.6.6 into linux-2.6.7.

    >Is there any difference at update method if i would download gzip file
    >(linux-2.6.7.tar.gz) ?


    The only difference is the instruction used to uncompress the tarball.

    >My current installed linux:
    >Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
    >Version: 2.4.20-8


    Euuuuuhhhh, you haven't been keeping the box up to date. 2.4.20-8 was
    the 'out-of-box' kernel, which was updated to 2.4.20-13.9 then to
    2.4.20-18.9, then to 2.4.20-19.9 then to 2.4.20-24.9, then to
    2.4.20-27.9, then to 2.4.20-28.9, then to 2.4.20-30.9, and finally to
    2.4.20-31.9. That's eight updates of thew kernel ALONE that you have
    missed. You've probably got a whole bunch of other problems as well.

    [compton ~]$ grep -c rpm 9-errata.05.01.04
    307
    [compton ~]$ awk '{total += $5 }; END {print total }' < 9-errata.05.01.04
    1093811532
    [compton ~]$

    Support for RH9 ended 4/30/04, and the following day, I found 307 packages
    totalling 1.09 Gigabytes on ftp.redhat.com in /pub/redhat/linux/updates/9/
    (not including the SRPMS directory).

    I'd really suggest replacing the entire distribution, as being a lot less
    problem, and then trying to keep the new install up to date.

    You _can_ manually update to 2.6.7, but read ALL of the documentation that
    came with it before you try. Changing from 2.4.x to 2.6.x is going to
    involve a lot of other changes at the same time.

    Old guy

+ Reply to Thread