[CentOS] Run a more recent kernel than 2.6.18 on CentOS?

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 23:22:08 UTC 2008


On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 3:55 PM, Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 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.
>
(snip)
> 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.

> Niki
>
> PS: with similar requests, folks usually suggest I run Fedora. So let me
> state: I like CentOS. I don't want to run Fedora.

There is a CentOS kernel 2.6.24 for testing purposes built by Johnny
Hughes.  Take a look at this forum thread for details:

http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=11583&forum=45&post_id=54048#forumpost54048

Akemi / toracat


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