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Re: Help for *major* kernel upgrade



Otto L. Miller pise:
> Zdenek,
> 
> 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'.
	Choose your favourite mirror of ftp.redhat.com and take a closer
look at the directory linux. It contains subdirectories updates, beta, 8.0,
rawhide and many others. So get the file suggested from
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/kernel-2.4.20-2.28.i686.rpm
if you have intel pentium pro or newer.

> 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?
	See modules in the query list,
rpm -qlp kernel-2.4.18-19.7.x.i686.rpm |more
or install package kernel-source and see its configuration in directory
configs, or install src.rpm package and inspect the spec file - or just try
to boot the kernel, it will take you about 15 minutes.

Hope it helps,

-- 

--Zdenek Pytela, <letty mrakoplas phil muni cz>





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