updating the kernel

Philipp Tölke philipptoelke at web.de
Mon Apr 25 23:57:41 PDT 2005


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Donal Farrell wrote:
> Hi there. Is it to be considered dangerous to update my kernel from
> 2.6.8.2 to 2.6.11.x ?? Can I do this just by patching the kernel and
> redoing the makeconfig, etc. I have no backup made of anything, so what
> should I be thinking of backing up if I can do this?


Just download 2.6.11 and unpack it. Then you can patch all necessary
things. Then do a "make oldconfig". It will now ask you only about
Options, that are new, all others are taken from the running kernel.
then you "make" it. A backup is never bad, but if you put the new Kernel
in your Bootmanager without removing the old, I think nothing bad should
happen.

This way I updated my kernel a while ago, because 2.6.8 has a problem
with ATAPI-CD-Burners...


Cheers,
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Philipp Tölke

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives
teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling
them to sit down and shut up.  -- Phyllis Diller
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