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I found that part of my kernel 2.6.11-6mdk was missing (could not automake) and then found I somehow had the source for the 2.6.11-12mdk kernel sitting on my machine. So ...
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    How do I update the kernel?


    I found that part of my kernel 2.6.11-6mdk was missing (could not automake) and then found I somehow had the source for the 2.6.11-12mdk kernel sitting on my machine. So I figured I minus well install the new kernel and expect this issue to fix itself.

    Well I just made the 2.6.11-12mdk kernel and have no idea what to do next. I want install this kernel and cleanly removed 6mdk. And I want to be able to do all that in a short amount of time if possible (without having to do the dual boot and all that). Anyone familiar with this process?

    Thanks.

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    With Mandrake, I think all you have to do is install it in the software manager in the Mandrake Control Center. It should then show up as boot choice in your menu.
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    Yeah, that's how it's supposed to work but something was wrong with the GUI method. So I had to manually compile and install the new kernel, I then setup lilo to allow for booting to the new kernel. Things seem to work now. Just to warn others, Mandrake Control Center is not a stable method of updating the kernel. Best way to do it is manually in the shell.

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    Did you install the kernel from the command line using urpmi, or did you actually compile the kernel from scratch?
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    compiled from scratch, I didn't know of another way.
    it was something like (I may have a few errors here):
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    ./configure
    ./menuconfig
    make
    make install
    And menuconfig can be skipped if not making any changes.
    It automatically should add the new kernel to lilo.conf.

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    You've learned much grasshopper...
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