How to upgrade the kernel

Dave Martini 1 martini1 at
Mon Oct 29 20:58:19 UTC 2007

Thanks for the info.
Do you usually upgrade the full source of the latest kernel?
When is it ok to just use the patch kernel upgrade?
For instance in my case I'm currently at 2.6.18 and am going
to 2.6.23. The patch version of the kernel would not get me all
of the new kernel's features correct?

Geofrey Rainey wrote:
> Regarding actual kernel recompilation, if you extract the
> "kernel".tar.gz file and
> Change directories into the root directory of the archive, you will see
> either a
> README, or INSTALL file in there, open this and after you've read a few
> pages you 
> will find the actual recompile steps. 
> This is a very good document and the document I always refer to in times
> of need. 
> It is worth noting that as another has stated, you should yum install a
> new genuine
> Redhat kernel, unless you have an explicit need for a generic kernel (I
> have had
> Such a need in the past when I had driver issues with a Redhat kernel).
> Regards,
> Geofrey.
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> Subject: How to upgrade the kernel
> 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
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