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Old 02-21-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
rvijay
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Question kernel Upgrade Question.


I see a big thread on this subject, however it is quite long and complex and I have a basic question.

I got the kernel 2.6.10 from kernel.org

Can I just upgrade to thsi kernel using the instructions in this page:
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de...-debian-kernel

If not what else will I need ?

Thanks.

Vijay
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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Yes that's the debian documentation. Surely they'll know how to install a kernel the debian way
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:21 PM   #3
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Then why that long thread at the start on kernel install ?
What is it that is missing in these instructions that is giving problems to others ?

Vijay
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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I started the thread because it took me a long time to figure out how to patch the kernel for win4lin support and get the framebuffer working to get the Debian logo during boot up. Also, I found it was easier to start with the Debian source and Debian configuration, rather than configuring from scratch. If you don't want to patch anything manually, it is straightforward to use Debian sources:
Code:
apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.10
cd /usr/src
tar -jxf kernel-source-2.6.10.tar.bz2
ln -s kernel-source-2.6.10 linux
cd linux
make menuconfig
make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-<name> kernel_image
cd /usr/src
dpkg -i kernel-image-2.6.10-<name>_10.00.Custom_i386.deb
I find it easier to make a deb package. Also, once I have the deb package, I can copy and install it on other machines.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:54 PM   #5
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From source files of programs, can one make Debian packages ?
This is very interesting to know. If yes, can I have the links to the site that gives instructions on this please ?

Thanks.

Vijay
 
  


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