How to upgrade the kernel

Aaron Bliss abliss at
Mon Oct 29 16:39:18 UTC 2007

With redhat 5, you can update the kernel (and the rest of the os) via 
yum (yum-update).  There probably isn't much practical advantage to not 
using the kernel rpm's that redhat provides.


Dave Martini 1 wrote:
> I'm running Linux kernel 2.6.18-8.el5 on an RHEL 5 distribution.
> I downloaded the kernel from
> Does anyone have a good and accurate step by step process on how to 
> upgrade the kernel?
> Will I need to upgrade anything else besides the kernel itself?
> Thank you.
> Dave Martini

Aaron Bliss
Systems Administrator
SUNY Brockport
(585) 395-2417

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