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    I tried to find that option in YAST and YAST2 but could not find it ...

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    I don't run Suse on any of my machines so not able to look for it in Yast, but perhaps someone that does will reply with some info for you.
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    You said it is version 9 as far as I know there is no longer any support for that version. You may find the files somewhere on the net but you will not find them in any official Novell or OpenSuse repositories.

    You need either the 64bit kernel (and support programs) or the PAE kernel ( in the past called big). Using PAE does cause a performance penalty since you are extending a 32 bit address space (4 gig max). The preferred solution if you need over 3 gig is to go with 64 bit.

    Since you have one machine with pae you could try copying the kernel but be warned it can be tricky to simply drop a kernel in. So be prepared to use some form of alternate boot like a cd to be able to go in a correct things. Knopix may be a good choice.

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    Story is as follows

    The Suse Enterprise Linux 9 Operating system was installed by
    some one else.

    I am a newbie to Linux

    The server was having 2 GB RAM
    uname -r gives output as 2.6.5-7.244-smp

    we added more ram to the server to upgrade it to 6 GB
    the server can see

    cat /proc/meminfo|grep Mem
    MemTotal: 3630956 kB


    I have a SUSE Enterprise SP3 cd with the following two
    rpm's

    kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.244.i586.rpm
    kernel-smp-2.6.5-7.244.i586.rpm


    a) How do I install the new kernel - do i rpm -ivh kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.244.i586.rpm
    b) what is the impact of installing a new kernel -
    will I have to rebuild any jar files or compile any applications ?

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    Not sure that it will help, but you can find various downloads for SLES 9 here:

    SLES 9 Download - CoolSolutionsWiki

    Hopefully, a person running SLES 9 that has run into this issue will see your thread and offer some tips.
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    a) How do I install the new kernel - do i rpm -ivh kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.244.i586.rpm
    b) what is the impact of installing a new kernel -
    will I have to rebuild any jar files or compile any applications ?
    If you are not fully confident in your abilities to handle this, I would suggest:

    A) Searching Novell documentation.
    B) Contacting Novell for support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HROAdmin26 View Post
    If you are not fully confident in your abilities to handle this, I would suggest:

    A) Searching Novell documentation.
    B) Contacting Novell for support.
    I was hoping that someone in this forum could advise me

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    Well I have never run ver 9.x

    If you have the rpm you should be able to install using the rpm command. see info rpm or man rpm from command line for parameters. Though you may want to use Yast since it has a bit of training wheels. If you have a GUI find Yast in menu. If from the command line type yast.

    Note you are working with a kernel here so be warned that if you mess up you will not be able to boot. Be prepared to restore from backup and be able to boot from alternate media.

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    I prefer command line to Yast/Yast2

    I have all three options on my server

    Yast/ Yast2/ rpm


    I have the rpm from the SLES 9 SP3 cd
    so my plan is

    copy from cd to a folder the following rpm and

    rpm -ivh kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.244.i586.rpm

    and reboot

    Is that a good plan ?

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    Yes you should get a new option at boot to start the big kernel.

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