I am currently running a stable Linux system with a kernel version
1.2.13. Because I am about to add new hardware to my system (ISDN
adaptor board, CD-changer) I think a kernel upgrade is in order.
Can I just ftp and compile the 2.0.20 kernel source and leave the rest
of my Linux system unchanged? Or do I need to upgrade other parts of the
system as well? (C-libs?) If I just upgrade the kernel and nothing else,
will I still have a stable system that allows me to compile software
distributions without problems?
I could, of course, just install a brandnew Slacware distribution, but I
have spent considerable time installing and tuning things like PPP, X,
DOSemu and so on, and I don't really look forward to doing that all over
Any advice appreciated. If you reply, please include an Email copy (to
Frank van Wensveen