[CentOS-devel] Kernel used on installation media.

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Sat Feb 24 00:39:46 UTC 2007

Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> jbaron's beta release of the -48 kernel for RHEL4 includes driver support for
> it, but obviously the .ko's in his kernel are for the -48 kernel.  I would
> either have to backport the driver to the kernel used on the U4/CentOS install
> CD's or update the kernel on those CD's to be -48 and work with the new
> drivers out of the box.
> I haven't taken a stab at backporting these drivers into the current stable
> kernels (and kernel used on the boot CD), maybe that would be easier...

you might want to readup on how EL/CentOS kernels work w.r.t KABI/VerMagic

Also, have you actually *tried* using the .ko's ? :) you might need more 
than just the .ko itself ( like, the dep chain )

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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