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Old 11-11-2004, 11:43 PM   #1
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2 quick questions (kernel and grub)

I just installed Debian from the network install disk for the Sarge distro. (testing). I am currently running kernel [uname -a Linux * 2.4.25-1-386 #2 Wed Apr 14 19:38:08 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux] and I want to upgrade to a newer kernel. I used apt-cache search function and found [kernel-image-2.6.8-1-386 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6.8 on 386] is this what I should install? Is there any possibilty of it messing anything up? (I would not think so as newer kernels are supposed to have better support correct?)

I have 3 hard drives, 1 SCSI and 2 IDE and Linux is installed on one of the IDE drives. Windows is installed on the SCSI drive, allthough I had to format the other IDE drive first befor I could install Windows on the SCSI (is this because of the MBR having to be on an IDE drive in a SCSI IDE dual use?)... Anyway, GRUB does not detect the installation of Windows... so I can not boot to it very easily... how do I add Windows to the GRUB menu?

Thanks for any help in advance
Old 11-12-2004, 03:07 AM   #2
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I don't use grub, lilo instead - however
would be my first search option.

Second, to answer QUESTION 2:
this is the entry for windows in my /etc/lilo.conf file. I wouldn't copy this, but I hope it helps.
I have one hard drive
hdc1 is the dell system diagnostics
hdc2 is windows XP
..and the rest i don't know.. sorry
# File generated by DrakX/drakboot
# WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

For a SCSI drive, just know what partition it is located on, and I think that it would be sda1 (depending how you installed it)?
s is scsi
d means disk (not to worry about this)
a is the physical disk (a being scsi 0, b being scsi 1, etc - I THINK)
1 is partition (1, 2, 3, etc)

Hope I helped...


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