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Old 06-18-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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how can I upgrade to kernel 2.6?


I have installed debian base system on my laptop and the kernel is 2.4.18 now.how can I upgrade it to the newest kernel?

thank you very much.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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If you don't want to compile from source, run an 'apt-cache search kernel-image' which will return a list of the available kernels in Debian repositories, pick the one you want and run 'apt-get kernel-image-2.6.X-extraversion', replacing X and extraversion accordingly. Or use Synaptic's search function.
Or, if you really want the latest and you have the skills to compile one, go to www.kernel.org and download the latest.

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Old 06-19-2005, 06:48 AM   #3
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thank you but I don't have internet connection on my computer.do you have any other way to upgrade it?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 07:27 AM   #4
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Well, without an internet connection you would need to download the code or debs from another machine and then upgrade
 
Old 06-19-2005, 07:31 AM   #5
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thank you
can you give more details?after I download it from another computer and transfer it to mine.what command shall I use?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 08:15 AM   #6
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What file did you download?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 08:20 AM   #7
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that's what I want to ask.what file should I download?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 11:39 AM   #8
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First of all, why are you running kernel 2.4.18??? When did you install this? You might want to reinstall or find a working internet connection and then upgrade to the latest Sarge or w/e.

Anyways, you'll have to look on Debian's servers for a 2.6 series kernel for your system. You then download the deb and install it with the command

dpkg -i package.deb

Although you'll have dependancy hell so it would probably be easier to just hook the laptop up to the net if possible.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 11:43 AM   #9
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thank you!

I will try it.
 
  


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