Kernel 2.4.18-26* upgrade questions Steve_Boley at
Mon Mar 10 14:41:01 CST 2003

Just change modules.conf before you run the rpm -ivh of the kernel from
bcm5700 to tg3.

-----Original Message-----
From: Pottinger, Hardy J. [mailto:PottingerHJ at]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 2:35 PM
To: Linux-PowerEdge at
Subject: Kernel 2.4.18-26* upgrade questions

Hi, I'd like to upgrade to the latest 2.4.18-26 kernel, but I'd like to
ensure that the upgrade goes as smoothly as possible, since this is a
production machine. I understand that I'll need to switch from the bcm5700
driver to the tg3 driver, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I'm
also pretty sure that DOMSA will no longer work until I can
recompile/reinstall a new version that will work with the new kernel... but
I'm not entirely sure how to do that, either. Are there any other gotchas
I'm missing? I'll be using the bigmem version, will DOMSA compile for that?

Possibly helpful information on this machine: PE6650, RH 7.2, current kernel
is 2.4.9-34enterprise.

If there's anyone out there who could help me navigate through this upgrade,
I'm sure others on the list might like to see an overview of the process, as
well. Would it be worth it to include a general version in the FAQ? Is this
information already in the FAQ and I'm missing it?


HARDY POTTINGER <pottingerhj at>
I-Net Administrator, UM LSO/MCO
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