Install the latest kernel from under CentOS 4.4


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 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.


wget -O /usr/src/linux- cd /usr/src tar xjvf linux- 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. :)

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