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SubjectRe: regarding kernel compilation
On 9/20/05, Fawad Lateef <fawadlateef@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/20/05, Denis Vlasenko <vda@ilport.com.ua> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 20 September 2005 10:11, Fawad Lateef wrote:
> > > I don't think you will be able to compile 2.4 kernel on to the 2.6
> > > kernel based distro .... as in 2.6 based distro, mod-utils and other
> >
> > 2.6 modutils (module-init-tools to be exact) fall back to <toolname>.old
> > (by just exec'ing it) if those exist.
> >
>
> you are right, but if they exists .... but what IIRC I havn't found
> them on FC4/RH EL4 distributions .....
>
Slackware 10.0, 10.1 and 10.2 run just fine with 2.4.x and 2.6.x
kernels and you can build, install and run both just fine - no
problems at all there (even Slackware 9.1 will work with a few small
changes).

> > > packages are updated and will only support 2.6 based kernel .... So
> >
> > Not true. I compiled 2.4 kernels on 2.6 machine without any problems.
> >
> On which distribution 2.6 based you compiled and succesfully run 2.4
> kernel ??? b/c its not working on FC3/FC4/AS4 .........
>
Those are just a small subset of available distributions. Just because
it won't work there doesn't mean much.

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