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C David Rigby cdrigby at 9online.fr
Fri Mar 26 06:30:22 EET 2004

My procedure for a kernel upgrade is to download the necessary RPMs for 
the architecture in question (usually this includes the CPU-specific AND 
i386 RPMs for other packages as well).  For the example of my P5-100 
notebook w/ 40 MB of RAM, I run rpm -Fvh kernel-2.4.20-30.9.i586.rpm, 
immediately followed by doing the same with rpm -Fvh --nodeps 
glibc-common-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.rpm, then glibc-2.3.2-27.9.7.i586.rpm.  I 
check the /etc/lilo.config file and run lilo.  Then I reboot, and 
upgrade the rest of the relevant i386.rpm packages.  I have not tried 
this recently on the really low-end system (486DX4-100, 16MB RAM).


M. Fioretti wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 20:01:46 PM +0100, C David Rigby
>  cdrigby at 9online.fr  wrote:
>>The current kernel from RedHat updates is 2.4.20-30.9.  It is one of
>>the things that should be upgraded, since kernel bugs tend to have
>>large impact, particularly on multiuser systems.
> IIRC upgrade the kernel from RPM on redhat is not a simple rpm -Uvh,
> you have to to do rpm -ivh and fiddle some more here and there. My
> concern was if it is still possible on a *looow* end system (almost no
> space left, little RAM, etc etc...) and if it would work on what we
> are doing to a standard RH/Fedora install.
> Ciao,
> 	Marco Fioretti

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