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Old 04-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #46
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Would a Debian backport be sufficient?
YOu won't get anything else than Debian backports from Debian's backport repository. But yes, it should be sufficient.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #47
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YOu won't get anything else than Debian backports from Debian's backport repository. But yes, it should be sufficient.
Thanks!

I'll keep reading and learning--

Worse case; I don't understand and won't be able to complete the task-
 
Old 04-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #48
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Using backports is quite simple, instructions here: http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/
 
Old 04-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #49
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Found the apt- get commands to run on that page but w/o a connection on the Desktop it will be interesting-

I'm thinking that I will have to find that version of the kernel or higher and download it to my laptop carry it over onto my USB Pendrive and install it manually on the Desktop--

Couldn't I download kernel 3.0.74 and use that?
https://www.kernel.org/

Or is it best that I stick with the Debian backports?

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #50
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Having a really bad thunderstrom! Have to shut down be back when storm passes--
 
Old 04-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #51
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Having a really bad thunderstrom! Have to shut down be back when storm passes--
Well, at least take off your anti-static grounding strap, lest you become a target for lightening.
 
Old 04-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #52
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Using a Debian kernel is recommended, you can download the kernel here: http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian-back...60+1_amd64.deb
 
Old 04-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #53
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Your funny; haertig! LOL

BTW my friend had a static kit the whole time and I didn't know it until the last min.!

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:24 PM   #54
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Using a Debian kernel is recommended, you can download the kernel here: http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian-back...60+1_amd64.deb
I'm downloading it now on my laptop. Thanks! I'm happy!

Once it's done downloading I'll put it on my USB Pendrive/Memory stick and carry it over to my Desktop--
 
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Ok; this package of 'gold'...it's gold to me-- is sitting on my desktop.
Code:
linux-image-3.2.0-0. bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo+_a...
I see that I have 2 options with this package-
I can either open it with:
Quote:
GDebi Package Installer
And install it that way or I can open the terminal and run this:
Code:
ztcoracat@root:~$ cd Downloads
$cd Downloads# dpkg -i install linux-image-3.2.0-0. bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_a...
Or apt-get install?

I'm asking because I don't want to wreck what I have. And in the past I have used the GDebi Package Installer--
 
Old 04-19-2013, 10:19 PM   #56
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Code:
ztcoracat@:~$ su
Password: 
root@:/home/ztcoracat# cd Downloads
root@:/home/ztcoracat/Downloads# dpkg -i linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-a...3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb
dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-a...3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-a...3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb
root@:/home/ztcoracat/Downloads#
Why the error?

I looked in Synaptic and saw other pkgs. Should these be installed first?

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linux-headers 3.2.0-0. bpo.4-rt(Header files for Linux 3.2.0-0bpo.4-rt-amd64)
Another pkg identical to the one above and
xen-linux system 3.2.0.0-0- (meta package)

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #57
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So; I tried again to install the package and this time I saw:

Code:
would break initramfs-tools and deconfiguration is not permitted
What's wrong?
 
Old 04-23-2013, 03:09 AM   #58
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Well folks; sadly so I can not install a newer version of the kernel. And it wouldn't do any justice to install the
headers either as I do not have an internet connection.

It is very disappointing to have to install another distribution!

Proceeding to a complete backup-
 
Old 04-23-2013, 06:11 AM   #59
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The first time it failed to install was because of a syntax problem. Try again exactly as follows:
Code:
$ cd Downloads
# dpkg -i linux-image-3*
If that fails we need to see the exact output.

You don't need another distribution because of this.

Last edited by cynwulf; 04-24-2013 at 02:57 AM.
 
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Code:
ztcoracat@:~$ su
Password: 
root@:/home/ztcoracat# cd Downloads
root@:/home/ztcoracat/Downloads# dpkg -i install linux-image-3*
dpkg: error processing install (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
dpkg: regarding linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb containing linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64:
 linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 breaks initramfs-tools (<< 0.99~)
  initramfs-tools (version 0.98.8) is present and installed.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb (--install):
 installing linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 would break initramfs-tools, and
 deconfiguration is not permitted (--auto-deconfigure might help)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 install
 linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb
root@:/home/ztcoracat/Downloads#
 
  


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