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Redhat question kernel 6.0

By pareshp ·
Hello All:

I have installed red hat 9.0 on my pc. It installed fine, but i noticed tha it has kernel versio9n 2.4. I would like to have it 2.6, any idea how to upgrade the kernel or which redhat distribution comes with 2.6 kernel?

Answer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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check redhat site

by mike In reply to Redhat question kernel 6. ...

Its been a while since I used RedHat but if memory serves me correctly you can get kernel updates from the RedHat download/update sites. You may want to try the Fedora Core releases of Redhat, which I think is upto Core 2. The install/setup of Redhat is nice and often seems to get all the installed components right the first time. I often reccomend new Linux users go to Redhat for thier first time. If you like a bit more of a challenge (and I say a bit if you have some out of normal stuff)try Slackware. I have little trouble with a good install. Updating the kernel is easy as you can use the newest kernels from, latest stable is There are other distros that come with stock kernels and have good installs. Then again, thats the great part of Linux, there is lots for everyone of various levels and interests it use.

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Try Technical Q&A forum.

by deepsand In reply to Redhat question kernel 6. ...

This is a tech. problem, in search of a solution.

It properly belongs in "Technical Q&A," not in "Discussions." There you will be more likely to get the attention of those seeking questions that they might answer.

You should re-post there..

Thank you.

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fedora core 3

by Jaqui In reply to Redhat question kernel 6. ...

that's the version that has the 2.6 kernel I beleive.

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Fedora Core 3

by jmgarvin In reply to Redhat question kernel 6. ...

Fedora Core 3 comes with 2.6.8 (IRRC) and it is pretty decent. If you want to update your kernel go to and get the 2.6.10 or most recent 2.6 kernel.

WHEN YOU UPDATE YOUR KERNEL FROM 2.4.x to 2.6.x YOU NEED TO GET ALSA SOUND!!! Also make sure have "modern" packages on your system or you will have a **** of a time getting the kernel compiled.

You need to compile your file system type (eg ext2 ext3, etc) not as modules, but as part of the kernel.

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