View Full Version : Upgrade kernel? Newb help needed

12-16-2004, 10:31 AM
I've recently installed knoppix on my laptop, and at the lilo boot screen it gives me the usual options - linux, then a 2.4 kernel, a 2.6 kernel and the xp install that's on there. I'd been leaving it to it's default, which I'm now thinking was a bad idea, as I couldn't get my intellimouse recognised and I had no chance of installing the radeon m11 9700 gfx card. I was playing around and booted into the 2.6(.5) kernel and it picked up my mouse straight away!! I thought that the default boot option would have been the latest kernel/version. So my question is, how can I upgrade the default one to be latest kernel, as I'm guessing it will have more support for the hardware etc?

Could anyone give me any pointers?

Thanks a lot


12-16-2004, 08:44 PM
Look around for a lilo.conf file on the linux drive. edit it (I don't know how, I use grub) and then run lilo update

12-17-2004, 12:22 AM
As firebyrd10 said, edit /ec/lilo.conf:
find something like : default="Linux"
change it to : default="label_of your kernel 2.6"...........(check how your kernel 3.6 is labelled)
save it.
run : lilo.