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Re: [SLUG] Fallback preparation before kernal install ?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Fallback preparation before kernal install ?
- From: Rod Butcher <rbutcher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 15:50:13 +1000
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I used the Mandrake rpm installer, which only installs if all
met and does not --upgrade, just --install. No problems.
Only proprietary driver I had was nVidia, but that's no better than the
generic anyway - system reverted to the generic OK.
AND - the $18 USB keyboard now works !
So, now for some serious audio editing.
BTW - the disk problems I mentioned earlier - a brandnew Seagate SATA
drive would freeze up, back to shop & replaced by equivalent Western
Also, Seagate IDE same problem, also replaced by a W-D. System is now
rock-stable. Question is, big coincidence, or is there something
the way Seagate drives relate to Linux compared to W-D ?
Brought to you by a thunderbird, penguin, gnu and a camel
James Gregory wrote:
On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 12:38 +1000, Rod Butcher wrote:
Hello, I'm downloading a precompiled low-latency kernel 188.8.131.52 rpm from
Mandrake Cooker to upgrade from 184.108.40.206 to facilitate multimedia
development. According to Mandrake's Ref manual, rpm install should
keep versions isolated and update Lilo so I can select which version I
want at bootup. Any caveats here I need to know about ? I'm going to
backup /boot, /etc/ beforehand. Any other things I need to know about,
points of no return etc ?
Mandrake's kernel RPMs are generally pretty safe (even from cooker). It
will leave your current kernel in place and I think it even leaves it as
the default boot option.
If you're using any proprietary drivers though, you'll need to upgrade
them as well (nvidia drivers for example).
you should probably do the actual installation with urpmi because I
suspect it will want to pull down a newer module-utils, mkinitrd etc.
You can give urpmi a filename and it will operate just like 'rpm -
ivh' (but resolve dependencies for you).
Oh yes, if you do use rpm to install it, use '-i', not '-U'. Though I
don't actually think it'll make a difference.
I've not used the 'mm' kernels from mandrake though, so I can't speak
for the stability of the kernel itself.