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    Default Upgrade 2.6.22 to 2.6.26 ?

    Hello all,

    Would like to update Opensuse 10.3 from kernel version 2.6.22 to 2.6.26 or later.

    Is this possible? If so, how? Also, if the upgrade takes place would it still be under the umbrella of Opensuse 10.3 or would be be considered something in the 11.0 realm?

    TIA

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    Default Re: Upgrade 2.6.22 to 2.6.26 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0mufasa
    Hello all,

    Would like to update Opensuse 10.3 from kernel version 2.6.22 to 2.6.26
    or later.

    Is this possible? If so, how? Also, if the upgrade takes place would it
    still be under the umbrella of Opensuse 10.3 or would be be considered
    something in the 11.0 realm?

    TIA
    Hi
    This link has been posted elsewhere in the forum..
    http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_suse

    Not sure, 11 is still at 2.6.25. I would have a look at your current
    kernel first to test, or create a VM based on your current setup to
    test on.

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1-default
    up 23:20, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.02, 0.08
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12


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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrade 2.6.22 to 2.6.26 ?

    d0mufasa schrieb:
    > Would like to update Opensuse 10.3 from kernel version 2.6.22 to 2.6.26
    > or later.
    >
    > Is this possible?


    Sure. I have been running 2.6.26.3 and every kernel in between on my
    10.3 machine without a problem.

    > If so, how?


    - download the kernel source from www.kernel.org
    - unpack to a working directory somewhere below your home directory
    then change into the unpacked directory
    - configure (I recommend starting from the running kernel config by
    doing "zcat /proc/config.gz > .config && make oldconfig" but of
    course you can also start from scratch with "make config" if you
    know what you are doing)
    - make
    - sudo make modules_install install
    - reboot and admire the newly appeared option in your grub menu for
    the kernel you just installed

    Note1: Do not do any of that as root except for the part prefixed
    by "sudo". In particular, do not unpack the kernel source as root.

    Note2: Some will tell you to unpack the kernel source into
    /usr/src/linux. This is old usage and deprecated. Doing it in your
    own home works much better.

    Note3: "sudo make install" will leave the newly installed kernel
    image owned by you. Depending on your security needs you may want
    to change that to root.root.

    > Also, if the upgrade takes place would it
    > still be under the umbrella of Opensuse 10.3 or would be be considered
    > something in the 11.0 realm?


    The userspace stays at 10.3, YaST continues to see your system as a
    10.3 installation - for all purposes it is still openSUSE 10.3 no
    matter what kernel version it runs.

    HTH
    T.

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    Tilman Schmidt
    Phoenix Software GmbH
    Bonn, Germany

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    Default Re: Upgrade 2.6.22 to 2.6.26 ?

    There are premade, ready-to-use kernel packages in suse and suser repositories (searchable via webpin).

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