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Old 05-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Pointers on Kernel up-gradation

Hello Everyone,

I have never done a kernel upgrade. I have a 2.6.27 kernel, i want to upgrade it to 2.6.35 kernel - what is the recommended process....
Old 05-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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The easiest and, probably, safest way would be to upgrade your OS to 10.10.

You could also change the name of your /etc/apt/sources.list to sources.list.old and then create a new one that calls on just;
deb maverick main
deb-src maverick main
You could leave out the src source if you don't intend to use it.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade
Do not upgrade. Turn down the option to do so or you will be upgrading your system partially with fatal results. You need that list.

sudo apt-get install <package>
<package> being replaced with the new kernel.

Change back to your old sources.list.

You could go to the package listing for that kernel (run a search) in Ubuntu. Download all needed packages and install with gdebi. This would mean you wouldn't need to mess with your sources.list.


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