I like most of the aspects of 11.0 but have some security (disk encryption) software that only runs on 220.127.116.11-0.8 from a 10.0 Enterprise system that I dislike (No WiFi among other things). Is there any way to have both kernels?
I think I read somewhere that you can boot up to 8 various kernels. Here is a howto I wrote some time ago that boots 2 kernels safely (not the kernel I talk of, the process): Update To Jengelh’s Kernel-2.6.17-7 Howto - Page 2 - openSUSE Forums
Why not add your wireless:) do “lspci” and get the chipset, search the fourm for it for info.
get the driver src.rpm and rebuild it with “rpmbuild --rebuild /packagename”
your rpms will be in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64 (or i386)
Install driver & kernel module with Yast & reboot; configure
> I like most of the aspects of 11.0 but have some security (disk
> encryption) software that only runs on 18.104.22.168-0.8 from a 10.0
> Enterprise system that I dislike (No WiFi among other things). Is
> there any way to have both kernels?
You can install as many kernels as you want, but only one of them can
run at a time. So if your disk encryption runs only on 2.6.16 but your
WiFi only on 2.6.25 you won’t be able to use disk encryption and WiFi
at the same time.
Also, I don’t know what the SLES10 kernel package will do to your 11.0
system if you install it with rpm. It might delete the 11.0 kernel
thinking it was to replace it. It might mess up your GRUB configuration
trying to insert itself there. You’d better unpack the rpm file in a
temporary location and manually move the files to their destinations
and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to taste.