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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel 2.4
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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel 2.4

Rumor had it that RH7.0 was a bad release and had many bug fixes and
something of a bad compiler.  Any truth?  What steps did you take when
you installed 7.0?


Jay Strauss

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Souders" <gnulinux@rosecomputing.com>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Kernel 2.4

> On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 12:05:15PM -0500, George Thomas Finch wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> >     I've recently installed a new system with Red Hat 7.0, the install I
> > add was much faster and easier than the last 10 attempts at installing Win98
> > for others.
> When RH7.0 first came out I installed in on a system. Been happy with it
> for the most part.
> >     Since the box does not have any critical data on it yet, I thought I'd
> > compiling kernel 2.4 (from the LUGOD CD). Weekend project.  If the system is
> > not bootable afterwards I wil not feel bad reinstalling everything.
> With a bit of luck and taking the right precautions you shouldn't have
> to reinstall everything.
> >     Does any know of a good source of info on how to compile a new Kernel?
> > I've found some good how-to's but they all seem to have some extra notes
> > each kernel, 2.2 for example.  Does anyone know of a good source that is 2.4
> > specific?
> One of the first things I did to the RH7.0 system mentioned was to
> recompile the kernel. I grabbed the source from http://www.kernel.org/ .
> I suppose it might have been more correct to get source RPM's, but I
> just went to the source to get the source.
> Here are some suggestions:
> Make a boot floppy (and test it)
> Have a LinuxCare bootable CD around (very handy)
> Read enough about LILO so that you are reasonably sure that you
> can boot from your old kernel as well as the new one.
> Back up anything remotely important
> Instructions on compiling the kernel come with the source code
> (last I checked)
> Good Luck.
> As regards computering, Murphy was an optomist.

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