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I am currently running RedHat 9.0 kernel 2.4.20-6. I would like to use a new SATA drive in my installation. However, that requires a kernel version of at least 2.4.27. I have been searching the web for details on how to do this but am becoming very confused. I have downloaded patches, rpms and various other tarballs, but nothing seems to do the trick. Can anyone pls point me in the right direction. Ideally it would be nice if there were a single RPM file which I could rpm, but I doubt if it is that simple. And while I am at it I might as well upgrade to the latest 2.4.31 or 2.6-?. Pls advise. Thx.
the problem is that Red Hat 9 is dead. I mean, its no longer officially supported. It might be time to consider upgrading to a active distro and jump up to 2.6

Things to consider when making this decision are:
Is this machine life/mission/day critical? That is how long can you go with it being down.
Are there any unique pieces or hardware or software that you run that may not work with 2.6?

I would recomend getting away from Red Hat 9 just because its reached its end of life. Get a new distro thats currently being supported. If you get the ISO installs for any current distro they should have all the SATA support you need bundled right in.
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