date: 2007-03-28 09:47:03+00:00

Install the latest kernel from Kernel.org under CentOS 4.4

categories: - Linux - Red Hat/CentOS

This was just part of an experiment on a test machine. I wanted to see if it was a pain to install the latest kernel to a CentOS 4.4 system, and see if the system was stable etc.

The following steps are based on http://howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_centos guide.

It is probably not the best way to deal with it. And you probably don't want to install the latest kernel on a production system. The kernel provided by the CentOS team is just FINE for 99 % cases.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.20.4.tar.bz2 -O /usr/src/linux-2.6.20.4.tar.bz2 cd /usr/src tar xjvf linux-2.6.20.4.tar.bz2 ln -s linux-2.6.40 linux cd linux make clean && make mrproper cp /boot/configuname -r./.config make oldconfig make all make module_install make install

Reboot, my system was booting and seemed stable.. Woaw. :)