Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Major Kernel Work!

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Geek Work,Linux,News and Current Events,Novell — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Rooster which is in the early evening or 7:25 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Full Moon

After a day and a half, I managed to get my kernel updated.
I’ve been working on a building a Linux machine that we can use to generate our own customized ZENWorks Imaging Boot CD for the past couple of days. Today, just before lunch, I finally got the kernel updated from 2.4.x to 2.6. It was much more challenging that it sounds! I must have run through at least five different documents from various places on the Internet before I finally found one that worked. Oddly enough, it was titled “How to compile 2.6 kernel for RedHat 9 and 8.0 and get Fedora updates“, by Mike Chirico. It did work, however, on the RedHat AS 3.x server that I’m running.
So, now all I have to do if figure out how to create the Novell Linux Imaging Build Script environment. Yeah, right, “all I have to do”.
Well, as a Lodge Brother used to say, I’m getting along “steady, by jerks”!


  1. Why did you decide on Red Hat and not SuSe?

    Comment by MightyKong — 3/25/2005 @ 1:15 am

  2. Simple… We have a support contract with RedHat and Novell has been less than responsive in regards to supporting the ZEN Imaging Boot CD than we would like, so, we cut to the chase, as it were. Also, everyone makes RedHat installs when they make drivers. RPMs are a lot easier to install than anything else on Linux. If they exist.

    Comment by Network Geek — 3/25/2005 @ 10:10 am

  3. I just don’t understand the decisions Novell Corp Makes. Just last year, they were thumping their chests over the aquisiton of Red Carpet and how they had folded it into Zenworks 6.5 for Linux. You’d think they’d show a little more interest in making sure their products were the solutions being chosen. Maybe your contact at Novell, isn’t Linux savvy and so he gave you the “brush-off” to the detriment of Novell.

    Comment by MightyKong — 3/25/2005 @ 2:50 pm

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