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Re[2]: Help for *major* kernel upgrade


Your reply has (as ususal) generated more questions on my part.  I
have seen HowTos on making a kernel from source but not an RPM.  Where
do I get 'rawhide/kernel-2.4.20-2.27.i686.rpm'.

I understand the install (not update) and the changelog, however, how
do insure the features (firewire, in this case) are not backported
into 2.4.18-19.7.x?

Otto L. Miller
Network Architect
omiller titan com
Titan Systems
3877 Fairfax Ridge Road
Fairfax, VA  22030-7448
Phone:  703-383-8022
Fax:    703-383-4055

Thursday, January 30, 2003, 10:34:34 AM, you wrote:

> Otto L. Miller pise:
>> Ladies and Gentlemen,
>> I am currently running a relatively 'stock' RH-7.3 system for SCSI
>> tape backup to a critical server. One of the engineers here at work
>> bought a portable DVD+R/RW burner with external firewire to do
>> backups.  I would like to test drive the new burner.
>> After reading about various DVD burning s/w applications, it *appears*
>> that in order to get reliable firewire support I need a 2.4.19 or
>> 2.4.20 kernel.  I have done a fair amount of application development,
>> build and install; however, I have *never* mucked with a kernel.  I
>> know that Redhat makes changes to 'stock' kernels.  Can any of you
>> give me guidance (or specifics) on how to upgrade to very modern
>> (2.4.20?) kernel without breaking any of the changes/features of
>> Redhat 7.3 kernel?
>         Just try it, but be sure that you use install method, not upgrade.
> rpm -ivh rawhide/kernel-2.4.20-2.27.i686.rpm
> See its changelog,
> rpm -qip --changelog rawhide/kernel-2.4.20-2.27.i686.rpm
> Also make sure that needed features are not backported into 2.4.18 in
> current release number, which is 2.4.18-19.7.x in that moment.

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