new kernel install. instructions for book

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Mar 14 18:40:32 PST 2001

> (NOTE: I am not a kernel hacker so the following is just based on general
> programming knowledge.)


That made a lot of sense yes. So the bottom line is that when you upgrade 
a kernel from say 2.4.3 to 2.4.3 you'd only do that to get additional drivers 
or bug fixes. If you want software to actually make use of new syscalls 
introduced in newer kernels you had better reinstall your entire system from 

Gerard Beekmans

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