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I want to install ant try out the Linux kernal 2.5.7. How do I install that kernal and keep my existing kernal so i can choose to boot from either...
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    Trying out other kernals


    I want to install ant try out the Linux kernal 2.5.7.

    How do I install that kernal and keep my existing kernal so i can choose to boot from either
    The computer made me do it!! Slackware and SUSE too Gig\'em WHOOOOP!!
    \"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain amount of tasks, At the rate I\'m going I will never die.\" (I don\'t know)

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    You can just add a 2nd entry for a kernel in your bootloaders config file.

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    When I install the new kernal will it install over my old kernal and modules. How do i backup my old kernal and modules
    The computer made me do it!! Slackware and SUSE too Gig\'em WHOOOOP!!
    \"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain amount of tasks, At the rate I\'m going I will never die.\" (I don\'t know)

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    Just copy the kernel image yourself to your boot directory and choose another filename. When you install the modules, they will be installed in a seperate directory (/lib/modules/2.5.7/), so that's not a problem.

    However, why 2.5.7? There are a lot newer 2.5 kernels.

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    Im going with 2.5.9.

    So when i make the new kernal Here is what i do

    make menuconfig go through the menu and pick my options
    make dep
    make bzimage adn make bzdisk to boot from a disk
    make modules
    make modules_install

    how do i specify where the modules install or what the name is
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    The modules are always installed in /lib/modules/<kernel version>, so don't worry about that.
    Remember that is is make bzImage, not make bzimage. Copy the file arch/i386/boot/bzImage to your boot dir and give it any name you want. I would call it vmlinuz-2.5.9. Then update your bootloader config.

    But still, why not go with the latest 2.5 kernel instead?

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    You don't need to make dep on 2.5

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    I cant find a kernal above 2.5.9 on the www.kernel.org ftp site
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    Uhh Im trying out 2.5.9 not 2.5.7 is 2.5.73 higher

    Any way I want to compile my kernel for basic support and use modules. Does it already come
    configured like that or should i go into the menuconfig and turn some stuff on.
    The computer made me do it!! Slackware and SUSE too Gig\'em WHOOOOP!!
    \"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain amount of tasks, At the rate I\'m going I will never die.\" (I don\'t know)

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