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SubjectRe: RedHat 9 and 2.5.x support
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On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 18:54:08 +0200, Antonio Vargas <wind@cocodriloo.com>  said:
>
> I've just installed RedHat 9 on my desktop machine and I'd like
> if it will support running under 2.5.65+ instead of his usual
> 2.4.19+.

I'm running 2.5.67 on an otherwise mostly-RH9, and it works fine modulo the
usual issues with bleeding-edge kernels. I've only hit two issues that are
at all redhat specific:

1) Get Rusty's module tools (but you knew that). If you install them
right, they'll DTRT if you boot a 2.4 kernel too (keep the RH kernel
around just in case. ;)

2) You'll need this work-around for modules, probably:

*** etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.orig 2003-04-16 12:52:22.780531536 -0400
--- etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit 2003-04-09 21:40:36.000000000 -0400
***************
*** 360,365 ****
--- 360,366 ----
if ! LC_ALL=C grep -iq nomodules /proc/cmdline 2>/dev/null && [ -f /proc/ksyms ]; then
USEMODULES=y
fi
+ USEMODULES=y
# Our modutils don't support it anymore, so we might as well remove
# the preferred link.

(or some other similar work-around for /proc/ksyms not being in 2.5 kernels)
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