When Installing A Newer Kernel...
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- Check the file 'Documentation/Changes' in the source directory, for
packages that might need upgrading before booting
the new kernel.
- Don't configure the new kernel from scratch - copy your previous kernel's
'.config' file to the new kernel's source directory, and run
make oldconfig - you will only need to answer
questions about new features.
- If you used a distribution's kernel previously, it normally has a config
file matching the installed kernel.
- On RedHat, this file is usually under /boot/config-<version>