Re: [aclug-L] Kernel ques.
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John Goerzen wrote:
>If you downloaded a kernel from Debian, you may have downloaded a
>.deb. This .deb will not work on RedHat. However, in general, a
>kernel will work everywhere. It's just that when it comes
>specially-packaged in a .deb or a .rpm, it will only work on the
>distribution for which it was intended.
Generally speaking, but a new kernel also has other things that depend on it
and may be required to run. For example, when putting a 2.2 kernel on a
Redhat 5.2 system, there are some updated things (like init) which you have
to install or some things may not run. We had a system at work that
wouldn't boot with a 2.2 kernel when it didn't have the updated parts.
RH 6.0 comes with a 2.2.5 kernel, that's pretty close to current. Unless
you want bleeding edge stuff, the kernel that comes with it will probably
make you happy.