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Old 10-15-2004, 02:22 PM   #16
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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.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 07:27 PM   #17
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When i do
#apt-cache search kernel-*
i think it shows the packages that i have installed, it doesn't show any new kernel 2.4.18 or any new kernel versions.

what do you mean by "kernel installs initrd", and how do i configure the LILO to boot correctly?

Thanks!


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Edwin
 
Old 10-16-2004, 01:16 AM   #18
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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;
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-kernel_version
Have a look in /boot for the exact details.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 01:28 AM   #19
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I have net connectivity through a PCMCIA Ethernet card.

I did this:
#apt-get update
#apt-cache search kernel-image-*

but no result was returned.


Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 10-16-2004, 01:30 AM   #20
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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
 
Old 10-16-2004, 01:51 AM   #21
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this is the contents of my sources.list, it only has one line:
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US sarge/non-US main

then i did these:
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade
# apt-cache search kernel-image-*

still nothing returned...




Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:12 AM   #22
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You said you have a wired connection. What did you mean? If it's not doing anything it appears you aren't connected. Are you able to view web pages, etc?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:13 AM   #23
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Here are the lines from/etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib

just change the "uk" bit to your region eg if in the us to "us"

also have a good read of this;

http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#apt-howto
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:35 AM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by darthtux
You said you have a wired connection. What did you mean? If it's not doing anything it appears you aren't connected. Are you able to view web pages, etc?
Yup, the thing is i am able to surf the net as per normal...


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Edwin
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:42 AM   #25
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Then you need to change you sources.list per
TigerOC, cause the one you have now is not working.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 03:00 AM   #26
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i followed TigerOC's URLS and yup, it works now.

think the problem was with sarge/non-US. Is it because non-US version only applies to stable?

Thanks for the help guys!
Think i'll be needing more of your help later on, 'cos right now i just ran apt-get dist-upgrade, and its like downloading 500+ MB of packages...

right now i need to run out for a bit... shall be back to carry on the next step...

Thanks again!


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Edwin
 
Old 10-18-2004, 06:52 PM   #27
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Hi all,

I have done
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade

now i'm on to upgrading the kernel.

i did a
# apt-cache search kernel-image-*
and found a few upgrades that is relevant to my system (i use an intel pentium 3), namely:
  • kernel-image-2.4.27-1-686 - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.27 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV
  • kernel-image-2.4.27-1-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.27 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP
  • kernel-tree-2.4.27 - Linux kernel tree for building prepackaged Debian kernel images

what's the difference between the image and the tree?

and what does SMP stand for?


Thanks!


Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 10-19-2004, 01:33 AM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by e11
Hi all,

I have done
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade

now i'm on to upgrading the kernel.

i did a
# apt-cache search kernel-image-*
and found a few upgrades that is relevant to my system (i use an intel pentium 3), namely:
  • kernel-image-2.4.27-1-686 - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.27 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV
  • kernel-image-2.4.27-1-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.27 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP
  • kernel-tree-2.4.27 - Linux kernel tree for building prepackaged Debian kernel images

what's the difference between the image and the tree?

and what does SMP stand for?


Thanks!


Regards,

Edwin
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.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 02:49 AM   #29
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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-* ?


Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 10-19-2004, 03:13 AM   #30
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Sorry not sure what they use the tree for
 
  


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