[CentOS] Run a more recent kernel than 2.6.18 on CentOS?
contact at kikinovak.net
Wed Sep 17 22:55:20 UTC 2008
Usually I'm not one to complain about "old" version of the CentOS kernel
and/or software, since I appreciate CentOS' stability. So this might be
the exception that confirms the rule. I've been jumping through several
burning loops these past days to configure my little MSI Wind netbook,
and I'm currently considering going for a more recent kernel. There's no
way the Ralink driver for the wireless card will build on an older
kernel than 2.6.22, apparently.
I'm prepared to do some tinkering, but in the meanwhile, can you give
some basic recommendations or caveats? This is not our production
database server, so it's not a big deal if it's a little bit less stable.
What i naively plan to do: get a kernel SRPM from Fedora 9, try to build
from there, and see where it leads. I think I'm going to give it a shot
in VirtualBox first. But then, maybe one of you has already gone that
path and can tell me if I have to expect something trivial or an
experience of the hair-pulling type.
PS: with similar requests, folks usually suggest I run Fedora. So let me
state: I like CentOS. I don't want to run Fedora.
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