Re: Using both 2.1.* and 2.0.* kernels??

Horst von Brand (
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 11:06:55 -0400 (Hans-Joachim Baader) said:
> In article <> you write:
> >Is it possible to use 2.0.* and 2.1.* kernels if you upgrade all the
> >packages to the necessary version for the 2.1.* kernels would everything
> >still work with the 2.0.* kernels just fine? Thanks!!

> You need modules-2.0.0 to compile kernels 2.0.x, and modutils-2.1.42
> to compile kernels 2.1.x. They can't coexist without special precautions.

Nop. You need kernel sources 2.1.x to compile modutils-2.1.w, x >= w
(perhaps not true with the latest 4? snapshots, haven't tried lately). You
need kernel sources 2.0.x to compile modules-2.0.0, I don't know if it
would work to compile them against 2.1.x. modutils-2.1.42 do work fine with
2.0.30, and AFAIKS (I'm not running 2.0.30 that much lately...) everything
else does too.

I'd suggest 2.1.43 + pre-patch-2.1.44-3, it works OK at home (light WS
load; just CSLIP networking; IDE disks: Mostly RedHat-4.2 + updates).
2.1.43, 2.1.44 are toxic; 2.1.45-pre? aren't up to snuff yet.

Dr. Horst H. von Brand             
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