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    Redhat linux Question ? Help

    OK im installing redhat linux 9 on my computer and i was wanting to know if i wanted to upgrade it would i have to just download the latest kernal and if not can i download the latest kernal anyway and what difference would that make to redhat?

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    Normally you can always install an extra (new) kernel afterwards.
    Just make sure you configure it well and you remake your lilo (/sbin/lilo - that is if you use lilo , LOL).

    Don't delete the old one, so if the new kernel get s ****ed up you always can go back to the old one, just rename it.

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    The new kernel contains patches and drivers for newer devices and extra...
    So the difference is that u get those new stuff and nothing else.

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    I'm pretty sure that nowadays you can upgrade the kernel via RPG packages...which makes things a whole lot easier. I know with FreeBSD you can upgrade via RPG....haven't played around with Redhat in awhile, let me know if this helps.
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    dont want so sound as a dumb as it is but wt is an " RPG "..huh ??

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    I think disc0rd meant RPM packages.

    Simple typo.
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    RE: Upgrade "issues"

    I have RH9 running on my box, but I have a problem. When I use "up2date" 50% of the time the new kernel does not completely download/install. So when I try to compile the video drivers for it via nvidia install, it tweaks. Missing kernel header/source. The other half of the time it works, naturally. When I download and install it[RH9 upgrade] it never gives an error. A penny or so for your thoughts?

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    10x MsMitten > for the clear up

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