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Monday, April 9, 2012

How to install new Kernel?

In this article we are going to upgrade the kernel version.

The main question here is  
"Why do i need to upgrade the kernel?"
Support for new Hardware
Addition of cool features.
Improving the performance
These are few reasons to upgrade the kernel. By reading the change log , you can find the features that are added to new kernel.

I m using Redhat 6 with following kernel.
# uname -r

To upgrade the kernel you should download it from

At the time of writing this article the latest stable version is 3.3.1 .
So i downloaded it (apprx 75 mb).

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