On Wednesday 07 January 2004 11:58, Liam Bedford wrote:
> Out of interest, what's the recommended way to install a new kernel on
> Fedora, if it's not in fedora (say 2.4.24-ck1 or whatever)?
I don't know what the "recommended" way is,
but personally I just get the kernel from www.kernel.org and compile it.
Then I say "make modules_install; make install".
I'm completely baffled by the passion for downloading binary kernels.
I've always thought one of the nice things about Linux is that
it doesn't really matter which distribution you use,
because you can always compile and install the latest kernel,
and the kernel is what really matters.
Incidentally, this isn't a Fedora vs Debian issue,
as Fedora users seem to be passionately seeking binary kernels,
although judging from the fedora-list mailing list
this frequently doesn't meet expectations.
One minor disadvantage of these kernels
is that they are invariably too large to fit on a floppy.
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