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Old 05-28-2003, 12:09 PM   #1
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debian not using newest kernel...


Hey, installed debian woody just now, wasn't so bad (you hear so many stories ) but I have run across a problem, I'm still a bit of a n00b but I don't think I'm doing anything wrong this time...

I also have the first ISO of sarge (debian, testing) and in order for me to be able to run my wireless adapter I need a 2.4.* kernel, no problem I thought, I used apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade and loads of pacakges were installed, great, except the kernel stayed the same... ok, so apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.20-1-386 apt went about its business and I thought that was that, expect apparently my system is still running 2.2.20 I rebooted (so many years on windows ) but debian still wants to use the old kernel version even though the new one is sitting in the /lib/modules right next to it

Any ideas?

cg
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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AFAIK, you might have installed the kernel but you still have to compile it and then configure your system to boot to the new kernel image.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:38 PM   #3
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AFAIK, you might have installed the kernel but you still have to compile it and then configure your system to boot to the new kernel image.
and how would I go about doing that I though apt-get did all this hard work for me

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Old 05-28-2003, 12:46 PM   #4
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Look under the slackware section in the distribution section of the forums. There is a howto right at the top for compiling a kernel.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 01:06 PM   #5
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Look under the slackware section in the distribution section of the forums. There is a howto right at the top for compiling a kernel.
I took a look, I think some of the tips are worth following up, especially the lilo stuff, how much of this applies to someone who has apt-getted his new kernel though? What changes because I use debian?! Sorry for all the questions...

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