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Old 12-10-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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Why kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686 ?

To be clear, I thought of asking a basic question. Since I have already installed kernel-2.6.8-2-686 and in /boot I see all four images -
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 55399 2005-05-19 14:21 config-2.6.8-2-686
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2005-12-07 22:50 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4665344 2005-12-07 22:50 initrd.img-2.6.8-2-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 843026 2005-05-19 14:57
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1170965 2005-05-19 14:57 vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-686

Somewhere in one document of my project which I am starting with , it says to get -
apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686.

My questions is since I already have every thing in /boot, why I need again to do -
apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686

I need to have my basic done first instead of crippling in problems latter.
Old 12-10-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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I don't understand. If you already have the 2.6.8-2-686 kernel then why do you think you need to install it again?


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