Re: Can I compile Slackware kernel and use on Red Hat?

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 16:58:59 EST

On 14 Oct 2001, Cory Phillips wrote:

> I have Red Hat 6.2 with the 2.2.14 kernel installed. I have a Slackware
> 7.1 CD with the 2.2.16 kernel on it. Can I compile the slackware kernel
> and use it on my Red Hat system? The kernel should not be specific to
> Red Hat right?

I would download a Linux kernel from and use that. There is no
joy in use an old kernel from anyone (in most cases). I *think* Slackware
was using a stock Linux kernel, but unless you have a good reason to use
the older version I'd download the current 2.2.

You might consider updating to something a bit newer in the way of total
install, but that's up to you.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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