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You have to specifically update your kernel. It is the one thing dist-upgrade doesn't do. To install a new kernel for woody then do apt-cache search kernel-image then install by name. 2.4.18 I think is the latest. Make sure you configure your LILO correctly. If I remember correctly that kernel installs initrd and you need to modify the LILO configuration to get it to boot.
I am not sure whether you have net connectivity or not. It will also load off your install cd if its configured for apt but either way you must do apt-get update first then apt-cache search kernel-image-* then apt-get install kernel-image-kernel-image_version_you_want. If a initrd.img is used then you must add a line to LILO;
Have a look in /boot for the exact details.
Question: in Post #3 you said one of the prerequisites was
"Debian testing (or unstable)"
If you want testing, then I would change "stable" in the /etc/apt/sources.list to "sarge". Then do a
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Then when you do a search for kernel-image-*
you will have more choices
Originally posted by TigerOC Included in the repositories is the debian source archive. The last item is the source for compiling a new kernel. You need the first one as the smp version is for a multi-processor platform.
icic thanks, then what's the difference between kernel-tree-* and kernel-source-* ?