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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    is it worth...

    ...compiling a 2.6 kernel for a 486?

    or should i stick to a 2.4 kernel?

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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    I see nothing wrong with compiling the 2.6.* kernel for a 486 processor.

    You can put both the new kernel as well as the old kernel in /boot and have two options to boot: the 2.4.* kernel and the 2.6.* kernel - so if you don't like the newer kernel you can always use the old one.

    As for "Is it worth it?", I'd say yes since the newer kernel has more active development and will tend to support more features and hardware. If you don't see yourself needing these extras you can just stick with the older kernel (as long as you update the 2.4.* to the latest in the 2.4.* as often as possible).

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