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

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Sep 18 03:07:02 UTC 2008


Akemi Yagi wrote:
> 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

Oh, why couldn't it be 2.6.27. Then I would have the patch I need?

But then, reading up on this kernel, my other drivers like dkms probably 
won't work.....







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