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-22.214.171.124.tar.bz2 -O /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2
tar xjvf linux-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2
ln -s linux-2.6.40 linux
make clean && make mrproper
cp /boot/configuname -r
Reboot, my system was booting and seemed stable.. Woaw. :)