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Upgrading to the 2.2.x Linux Kernel on Red Hat Linux 5.2 systems

Red Hat has written an official document on upgrading your Red
Hat machine to the newest kernel version.

Table of contents:

1. Introduction

2. The Packages You Need

  • 2.1 Intel 386 packages
  • 2.2 Alpha Packages
  • 2.3 Sparc packages

3. Before You Upgrade

  • 3.1 Important for non 5.2 users:
  • 3.2 Confirming the RPMS
  • 3.3 Making an emergency boot floppy

4. The Upgrade

  • 4.1 Non Kernel Packages
  • 4.2 Compiling the 2.2 kernel
  • 4.3 Initial Ramdisk
  • 4.4 Setting up LILO

5. After the Upgrade

  • 5.1 LILO prompt
  • 5.2 Making a new rescue floppy


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