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Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Khalid Shakoor
Regular Advisor

Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Hi Gurz,

Currently I have Kernel 2.6.9-5.ELsmp on an i686 and I want to upgrade my kernel 2.6.9-55 manually and I don’t have procedure how to update the kernel manually and where I can download the kernel source RPM.
I really appreciated if someone helps me to download these rpm and also give me installation procedure.

Thanks
Khalid Shakoor
7 REPLIES
smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Here you have the procedure to compile the kernel from source.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1024784

But you should donwload the binary RPM and just install with rpm -ivh kernel*.rpm if you want to do it easily.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
mohamed.bouraoui
Frequent Advisor

Re: Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Hi friend;
to upgrade the kernel you use
rpm -Uvh kernel_hope_version.rpm,
if you use redhat, you have to purchase the licence via redhat for dowload the new kernel.
Taifur
Respected Contributor

Re: Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Hi Khalid

Upgrade of the kernel in Red Hat enterprise Linux version <= 4.x
If your system is registered with Red Hat Network (RHN), then you can use the up2date command as follows:

# up2date -f kernel
For SMP kernel (multi core or multiple CPU) use command:
# up2date -f kernel-smp
Upgrade of the kernel in Fedora Linux / CentOS / RHEL 5
Use yum command to upgrade kernel:
# yum update kernel
If you have downloaded RPM file use rpm command:
# rpm -ivh kernel*
Upgrade of the kernel in Debian or Ubuntu Linux
Use apt-get command. First find your kernel version:
$ uname -r

Next find available kernel images:

$ apt-cache search kernel-image

Now install kernel by explicitly specifying version number:

# apt-get install kernel-image-x.x.x-xx

OR

$ sudo apt-get install kernel-image-x.x.x-xx

Check below link in details for upgrdae linux kernel
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-kernel-upgrade-howto/

If it helps , pls assign point.

Rgds//
Taifur
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Shalom,

I'm wondering Khalid,

What distribution of Linux you use.

You can do a kernel only upgrade, but certain applications like high availability clustering will break if you only upgrade the kernel.

You should state the distribution and the reason you are interested in this upgrade. It might be more prudent to update the installation.

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Khalid Shakoor
Regular Advisor

Re: Update kernal 2.6.9-5 to 2.6.9-55

Dear All,

Thanks a lot for your support.

Khalid