[PLUG] Downgrade ( FC4 ) to 2.4 kernel

Alan alan at clueserver.org
Mon Jan 16 20:30:40 PST 2006


On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 15:39 -0800, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> alan wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>My previous posting ( and all your great answers ) has helped but it has 
> >>come down to needing to run a 2.4 kernel.  The issue is some fuzzy 
> >>suggestions got us installing FC4.  Now the word is we need to go to a 
> >>2.4 kernel.
> >>
> >>Some google.com searching kept going in circles and arriving at the same 
> >>place.  We're looking at building a kernel from source but there are 
> >>warnings about SELinux and udev breaking.
> >>
> >>Any suggestions on getting a 2.4 kernel without re-installing?
> > 
> > 
> > Why do you need to go to a 2.4 kernel?  If you do actually have a need to 
> > do that, then FC4 is probably not the distro for you.  I am not certain 
> > how would do it.
> 
> Bru software and Adaptec SCSI controllers.  ( http://www.linuxtapecert.org )

Yuck.  Scsi is a pain.

I would set up a test machine and then try building a 2.4 kernel from
the src rpm.  Then try installing that kernel on the test machine and
see if it boots.  (You have to recompile to get the gcc versions to
match.)

I have no idea if it will work, but it is worth a try.

> 
> > You might look at the Redhat Enterprise version. It might have a version 
> > that relys on the old kernel.
> 
> Yeah CentOS 3.x does but getting there is a bit of an issue.  We'd 
> prefer to _not_ re-install.
> 
> 
> Rod




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