Re: Kernel version 2.4
> Can anyone think of a solution? (I'm not familiar with recompiling
> kernels etc....)
Learn how to compile and deploy your own kernel.
I've made a habit of making that the second thing I do on a newly
installed box. Configuring sudo being #1.
It's not hard and well documented. Plus, the machine becoming a
firewall, you don't really want the extra baggage a generic kernel
brings with it. A generic kernel, of course, has to support most regular
hardware as it's for general purpose. Most people don't run 'general
purpose' Linux boxen, I guess.
Why would you want USB, audio, SCSI and/or AGP support if it's just a
simple IDE machine with two NICs? [I'm not saying it is, just trying to
make a point; I don't have a clue about that RAID controller you're
Plus, you learn. Again.
HTH and good luck... Nico